While New York City got so much of the attention, it was the northern suburbs that sustained the lion’s share of the local damage from Irene. With the benefit of hindsight, do you think better planning and development might have made for less damage? Tell us what you think: With… Read More →
Now that tropical storm Irene, formerly a hurricane, has moved on, what do you think of the performance of public safety and emergency workers?
We’re ready: That was the message from a lineup of Yorktown’s elected officials, department heads and police and emergency responders this afternoon. “If you don’t have to go out, please stay home,” Highway Superintendent beseeched residents in the joint press conference at police headquarters. “Let us do what we have… Read More →
Many preparations large and small are taking place at Hudson Valley Hospital Center as staff there work to prepare for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to hit our area this weekend. For the past two days, HVHC staff has been working with town, county, EMS agencies and other hospitals to… Read More →
President Barack Obama warned Friday that Hurricane Irene may be an “extremely dangerous and costly storm” and that all indications point to it being a “historic hurricane.” Are you preparing? Let us know: Is your family taking any special precautions in advance of Hurricane Irene?
As Hurricane Irene takes aim at the Carolina coastline, Yorktown, like every other community up and down the Eastern Seaboard, is bracing for the weekend’s deluge. At 2 p.m. today, town officials will lay out preparations being made for Hurricane Irene’s impact. Supervisor Susan Siegel, Police Chief Daniel McMahon, Highway… Read More →
Here’s a look at today’s opinion content: The earthquake and Hurricane Irene: Editorial We comment on the weird week in tectonics and meteorolgy. Tuesday’s earthquake, which did cause some damage in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, was not really comparable to the major earthquakes our friends in California experience. Hurricane Irene,… Read More →