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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 3, 2004

Statement on Federal Assistance for New York
Statement by the Press Secretary

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in areas struck by record/near record snow on January 28-31, 2004.

The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State and eligible local governments in the counties of Cayuga, Lewis, Oneida, and Oswego.

Assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures that were undertaken to save lives and protect public health, safety and property over a 48-hour period.

Representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, named Marianne C. Jackson as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.