THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN NEW YORK
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and high winds on September 7, 1998.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a four county area. The counties include Cayuga, Fulton, Madison, and Onondaga.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for categories A and B under the Public Assistance Program (debris removal and emergency protective measures). Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties and assistance may be added after the assessments are completed.