NY Gov Declares Emergency On “Major” Snowstorm

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state and local officials held a news conference in Buffalo on Thursday morning to urge New Yorkers to stay home until 7 p.m. Friday, when dangerous whiteout conditions are expected in an 11-county region stretching from the banks of Lake Erie to Watertown, north of Syracuse.

“What we’re talking about is a major, major storm. This is considered an extreme event, an extreme weather event. That means it’s dangerous; it also means it’s life-threatening,” the Democrat warned.

Hochul declared a state of emergency, allowing the government to deploy state resources to the region and put the National Guard on standby for rescue and recovery missions.

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