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Governor Hochul Requests Federal Emergency For ‘Historic Storm’

Written by on November 20, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul has submitted a request to President Biden for a federal Emergency Declaration for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming Counties, as snow continues to fall at an average of two to three inches per hour, with some locations seeing peaks as high as six inches per hour.

Governor Hochul stated: “I have spent the past several days here in Western New York working around the clock with my team to coordinate storm preparations with local officials, survey conditions on the ground, and deploy resources to keep residents safe, including doubling the number of National Guard members to Western New York…This is a historic storm, and I want to thank everyone in storm-impacted areas for their patience and compliance with local travel ordinances. While we continue our recovery efforts, including requesting a federal emergency declaration, I encourage everyone to continue to look after one another, stay home, and check in on loved ones and neighbors so that we all come out of this safely.”

Source: 13 WHAM

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