THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 11, 2000
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 response efforts in the area affected by the West Nile Virus on July 15, 2000 and continuing.
The President's action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Administration to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, and protect public health and safety in New York City and the counties of Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester, and Yates.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide up to $5 million for emergency protective measures to local governments at 75 percent Federal funding.