US Prez Joe Biden Declares Emergency in New York Due to Severe Winter Storm

New York: A devastating winter storm has prompted US President Joe Biden to declare an emergency in the state of New York. The emergency conditions brought on by a catastrophic winter storm have prompted the President to declare the State of New York to be in a state of emergency and to direct federal assistance to support state and local response operations.

According to the statement, the action gives the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the authority to coordinate all disaster relief efforts aimed at easing the suffering and hardship the emergency has caused the local population as well as to give the necessary support for necessary emergency measures.

According to earlier estimates, there were at least 50 fatalities recorded from 12 states, including Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The city of Buffalo in northeastern New York State suffered the highest losses as a result of the weekends more than a metre of snowfall.

56 people were killed in the storm that spanned from Canada to the Mexican border. Authorities reported that victims were found in vehicles and under snow banks in New York, notably in Buffalo, as rescue personnel searched from car to car for more survivors.

In the midst of roaring winds and below-freezing temperatures, hundreds of flights have been cancelled. It was difficult to clear snow-covered streets and get to trapped residents who needed medical attention since roads were still cluttered with automobiles, buses, ambulances, tow trucks, and even ploughs that were hidden beneath tall drifts.

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