Forty-five million dollars has been awarded to 57 counties across the state to enhance emergency communications.

Oneida County will receive $839, 000, Herkimer County will get $678,000 and Madison County has been awarded $755,000.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state funding will focus on improving critical emergency communications, as well as coordination between counties, state and federal agencies.

"Emergency communication systems are crucial to ensuring the safety of every New Yorker, and we're always looking for the latest technology to transmit information fast in a time of crisis," Cuomo said. "This funding will enhance communication networks across the state and ensure that municipalities have the resources needed to improve emergency systems and operate efficiently."

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