Severe winter-snow storm wreaks havoc in New York, Joe Biden approves emergency declaration

Washington. US President Joe Biden has approved a declaration of a state of emergency for New York after historic snowfall. The White House gave this information on Tuesday. According to the White House, Biden has also ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the aftermath of the severe winter and snow storm.

Additionally, the federal government appointed a coordinating officer to coordinate federal recovery operations in areas affected by the storm. New York Governor Cathy Hochul tweeted yesterday that this weekend we experienced a record snowstorm.

New York set a state record for the most snowfall in 24 hours, with some areas of Erie County receiving more than six feet of snow, according to the US National Weather Service. Also Orchard Park, a village in Erie County, received 80 inches (203 cm) of snow between Thursday and Sunday afternoon.

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