The federal authorities of USA declared a state of emergency in several counties of the state of New Yorkaffected during the weekend by a strong storm that left more than two meters of snow in several locations.
The state governor, Kathy Hochulannounced Monday in a statement that the president, Joe Biden, approved that declarationwhich will allow emergency federal assistance to be provided to affected communities.
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This is the first time since 2014 that New York has called for a storm emergency to be declared. of this type.
New York authorities refer to the snowfall in recent days as a historical event” who left localities -such as the city of Buffalonext to the Canadian border- covered with more than two meters of snow.
According to hochulcleanup tasks continue today in various areas of the north, west and center of the state, where the storm caused road closures and flight cancellations.
Regarding victims, the authorities confirmed that at least two Erie County residents died of cardiac events due to the effort they went to removing snow.