New York Snowstorm (EM-3173)

Incident period: December 25, 2002 to January 4, 2003
Emergency Declaration declared on February 25, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 29, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that another $2.85 million has been obligated to the State of New York to reimburse communities and organizations for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of severe snowstorms that blanketed the area on December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003. FEMA has now approved 650 applications, totaling more than $11.3 million, since President George W. Bush signed an emergency declaration for 19 counties on February 25, 2003, at the request of Governor George Pataki.
April 16, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that another $1.85 million has been obligated to the State of New York to reimburse communities and organizations for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of severe snowstorms that blanketed the area on December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003. FEMA has now approved 500 applications, totaling more than $8.5 million, since President George W. Bush signed an emergency declaration for 19 counties on February 25, 2003, at the request of Governor George Pataki.
April 11, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Federal and state officials today announced additional assistance for Oneida and Broome counties to help them recover costs for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of record and near-record snowfall that occurred on December 25-26, 2002. With the new designation, local governments and certain non-profit organizations in those two counties, already eligible to receive assistance for the Jan. 3-4 snowstorm, can now apply to recover costs incurred in the wake of the December storm.
April 9, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that another $4.47 million has been obligated to the State of New York to reimburse communities and organizations for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of severe snowstorms that blanketed the area on December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003.
April 3, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that the first $2.18 million has been obligated to the State of New York to reimburse communities and organizations for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of severe snow storms that blanketed the area on December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003.
March 15, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Briefings for officials in Rensselaer and Tioga counties, to explain the process of applying for snow reimbursement aid in the wake of the record/near record snowfall in late December and early January, have been scheduled, federal and state officials announced today. The schedule is as follows:

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