Schumer and Gillibrand Urge FEMA to Approve Potential Disaster Declaration

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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