THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Guatemala City, Guatemala) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 10, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES AN EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
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 the area struck by near record snow on March 3-6, 1999.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in the counties of Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne.
FEMA intends to provide assistance for emergency protective measures undertaken to save lives, protect public health and safety, and property. The assistance will be provided for a period of 48 hours.