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

March 11, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Rennselaer and Tioga counties have been approved to receive federal and state assistance to help their local governments recover costs for emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of the record and near-record snowfall. Rensselaer County, and now Schoharie County, are eligible to apply for assistance from both the December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003 storms. Schoharie County had already been designated to receive assistance in the wake of the December storm. Tioga County is eligible for assistance with expenses from the January storm.
March 6, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Briefings for local officials to explain the process of applying for federal disaster assistance, in the wake of the record/near record snowfall on December 25-26, 2002 and January 3-4, 2003, have been scheduled to start on Tuesday, March 11th, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The complete schedule is attached.
February 26, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds have been authorized for New York communities hit by recent record snowfalls under an emergency declaration issued by President Bush, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action last night after a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal assistance. The declaration covers jurisdictions with record and near-record snowfall from winter storms that occurred last December 25-26 and January 3-4 this year.

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