Schumer and Gillibrand Urge FEMA to Approve Potential Disaster Declaration

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Senators Schumer and Gillibrand are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration for the counties hit hard by last week's heavy rains and floods. Up to nine inches of rain fell in some areas over the span of a few hours last Tuesday.

Communities in the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier are continuing to recover. The senators want FEMA to be ready to participate in a Preliminary Damage Assessment with state and local officials, should the state request it.


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