Biden declares an emergency in New York state to give federal aid
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, approved tonight the emergency declaration for the state of new yorkthe most affected by storm Elliot, to facilitate the federal aid necessary to alleviate its effects and care for those affected, the White House said in a statement.
With this declaration, the United States Government approves federal aid to state and local governments to deal with the consequences of this severe storm that has caused the death of at least fifty people throughout the country27 of them in northwestern New York state.
The president thus authorized the Department of the Interior and the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate the actions necessary to deal with this situation and “alleviate the adversity and suffering” caused by the storm.
The United States tries to recover from the havoc caused by the arctic front that has taken the lives of more than 50 people, half in the Buffalo area, in the state of New York.
Storm Elliot, described as “once in a generation” by the National Weather Service (NWS), has caused freezing temperatures from the Great Lakes, near Canada, to the Rio Grande (also called the Rio Grande), in the border with Mexico.
Heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds have left thousands of people trapped in their homes and on the roads, thousands of passengers stranded on Christmas Eve due to flight cancellations, and thousands of homes without power due to the collapse of electrical infrastructure.
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