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.
News: New York Snowstorm
January 11, 2002
January 1, 2002
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.