United States President Joe Biden this Monday approved a declaration of emergency for New York following the severe effects of winter storm Elliott, when the state recorded nearly 30 deaths.
US winter storm death toll exceeds 50
New York Governor Cathy Hochul tweeted that the president “has approved our request for a federal emergency disaster declaration as we help Western New York recover from this historic snowstorm.”
For his part, the White House chief of staff published that “I spoke with Governor Cathy Hochul to get an update on the extreme winter weather in New York. We stand ready to make sure she has the lead through this.” Have the necessary resources to achieve.”
From this announcement, federal assistance was approved to state and local governments to mitigate the consequences and provide care for the victims while thousands of people remained trapped in their homes and on the streets.
In this sense, the Department of the Interior and the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, for its acronym in English) can take appropriate measures to address the damage caused by Elliott, which has been described as “once in a generation”. has gone.
I talked to … @GovKathyHochul To receive updates on extreme winter weather in New York. We stand ready to make sure they have the resources they need to get through this.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones this holiday weekend. You are in my and Jill’s prayers. pic.twitter.com/Lt6eZ1YJR5
– President Biden (@POTUS)
December 26, 2022
Of the more than 50 deaths registered in the country, 27 are related to New York and 18 specifically to the city of Buffalo, which lies on the shores of Lake Erie in the state’s northeast.
Accordingly, Gov. Hochul called it “the most devastating” storm in Buffalo’s history, meanwhile, adding that “I cannot overstate how dangerous conditions remain.”