Biden declares state of emergency in New York due to snowfall
U.S. President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in New York State because of the snowfall. This was announced by the White House press office on Monday, November 21.
“[Joe Biden] has ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local efforts to respond to an emergency resulting from a severe winter storm and blizzard,” the report said.
It is noted that by his executive order, Biden authorized the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists to coordinate disaster relief efforts for the public.
The White House press office reported that heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions in the state began on November 18.
According to CNN, 21.5 inches (54.61) of snow fell in New York City on Saturday, a state historical record for the day.
In January, the heaviest snowfall hit the East Coast of the United States. Then the bad weather left more than 850 thousand houses without light. About 3,000 flights in the States were cancelled and about 5,000 more were delayed.