New York Winter Storm (EM-3138)
Incident period: March 3, 1999 to March 6, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on March 10, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 17, 1999
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three additional New York counties now are eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to help pay for emergency measures taken during heavy snowstorms on Mar. 3-6, according to federal and state emergency management officials. The counties are Ontario, Orleans and Wyoming. Marianne C. Jackson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency made the designations today after a review of additional data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other sources regarding "record" or "near record" snowfall for these areas.
March 10, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal relief funds have been made available for snowbound communities in three western New York State counties under an emergency declaration issued for the state by President Clinton. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid related to the late winter snowstorms that occurred over the period of March 3-6.