Hanna Urges Obama To Declare Major Disaster
Washington, DC (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna is joining a bi-partisan group of House members in support of Governor Cuomo's request for a major disaster declaration following severe flooding in 26 upstate New York counties in April.
Hanna and the lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama, asking him to approve Cuomo's request.
The flooding affected Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.
It caused over $38-million in damage across the state.
Hanna says the federal disaster declaration would provide vital assistance to help local governments, businesses and individuals rebuild from the storms.