Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated four additional counties in western New York eligible for federal assistance under the emergency declaration issued for the state by President Bush on January 1 as a result of the record snowstorms that hit the area late last month.
Washington, D.C., January 1, 2002 -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal relief funds have been made available for snowbound communities in two New York State counties under an emergency declaration issued for the state by President George W. Bush. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action today after receiving a request for federal assistance from Governor George E. Pataki as a result of the record and near-record snowfalls that began December 24.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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