Thursday, January 26, 2023

Biden declares state of emergency in New York due to winter storm

United States President Joe Biden approved the declaration of emergency in the state on Monday New York More than 50 people have died so far due to the ongoing polar cold wave in the east of the country.

“Today, President Joe Biden declared that a state of emergency exists in the State of New York and federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the severe winter storm that began and continues through December 23, 2022 ordered,” said a statement shared by the White House.

The presidential action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with powers to coordinate all relief efforts in the state in the event of a disaster.

Similarly, these bodies will be in charge of providing adequate assistance to the local population to mitigate hardship and suffering caused by the emergency as well as “necessary emergency measures” to save lives and protect property and health and public safety . Apart from reducing or averting the risk of disaster.

“FEMA is authorized, in its discretion, to identify, mobilize and provide necessary equipment and resources to mitigate the effects of emergencies,” the letter explained. ,

The latest tally of victims brings to fifty the number of deaths following the winter storm that hit the country, while it is expected that the number will continue to rise in the coming days.

New York State has recorded the most deaths, where at least 27 people have died from the polar cold wave from Canada. Another 14 have died in Buffalo.

According to the network, the scope of the storm is unprecedented, affecting parts of the Midwest and eastern United States for six days. CBS, The storm caused power outages, canceled flights, and made roads and highways dangerous.

Governor of New York, cathy hochul, confirmed that it was the “most destructive” storm in Buffalo’s history, with nearly 100 centimeters of snow falling. Hochul urged residents to stay off the streets on Christmas, saying, “I cannot stress how dangerous the situation remains.”


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