Pres. Joe Biden approved and authorized federal disaster relief funding for the state of New York after a severe winter storm.
Biden Authorizes Federal Disaster Relief Funding
Pres. Joe Biden announced on Monday his approval of federal disaster relief funding in New York after the severe winter storm that left at least 28 people dead and thousands of residents without power in the Buffalo area. According to the latest report, the number of death has already increased to 60.
Biden authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work with the local officials in the affected areas. According to a published report in First Post, Biden said that he spoke with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and offered full federal support.
Biden posted on his social media account and wrote, “I spoke with @GovKathyHochul to get an update on the extreme winter weather hitting New York. We stand ready to make sure they have the resources they need to get through this. My heart is with those who lost loved ones this holiday weekend. You are in my and Jill’s prayers.”
Blizzard of the Century
New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul described this as “an epic, once-in-a-lifetime” catastrophe,” It was found that more than four feet of snow fell on western New York.
Meanwhile, hundreds of National Guard Troops were already deployed to assist the emergency personnel in the state. Local officials also said roads remain littered with cars and even plows buried under snow.
Gov. Hochul said during a press conference that this is the “Blizzard of the Century” and added that it is “way too early to say this is at its completion.”