New York Severe Winter Storm (EM-3299)

Incident period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008
Emergency Declaration declared on December 18, 2008

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January 16, 2009
News Release
Albany, New York -- Federal emergency aid for nine New York counties has been approved, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today. The federal assistance is in response to Governor Paterson's December 15, 2008 request for federal emergency aid following the ice storm. The counties are: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington.
December 18, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today announced an emergency declaration for the State of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm beginning on December 11, 2008, and continuing.
December 18, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for New York. "Emergency" is any occasion or instance in which the president determines that federal assistance is needed to supplement state and local efforts to save lives and protect property and public health and safety or to avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
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