Governor Cuomo Declaring State of Emergency for Allegany, Livingston and 12 Other Counties
January 6, 2014
ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this afternoon, that he is declaring a state of emergency for 12 counties, including Allegany and Livingston Counties.
“This storm promises to be truly difficult and dangerous, and is not to be trifled with,” Cuomo said in a press conference call at 4:45pm today. “Western New Yorkers had experience with snow, but this is something different. This is snow, plus extraordinary arctic cold, and wind and a very long duration of about 36 hours. The combination we believe is going to be challenging and dangerous, and again, we’re taking it very seriously,” the governor said.
WLEA meteorologist Rob St. Pierre says Allegany, Livingston, and Wyoming counties could get from 6 to 12 inches of snow, and there is a strong possibility of white-outs, while Steuben County is only expecting 1-3 inches, but the wind chill will be bad in Steuben County.
Governor Cuomo says that the following counties will be under a state of emergency:
The governor says he is declaring the state of emergencies in advance of the storm, to use state resources, avoid red tape,and to be able to deploy state agencies.