Gov Hochul requests federal disaster help for western New York

Governor Kathy Hochul is requesting a major disaster declaration, after that historic December storm that rocked western New York.

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The declaration would provide federal disaster help for local governments in several western New York counties.
It would also provide funeral assistance and crisis counseling for those communities.
Record-breaking snowfall around Christmas time led to the deaths of 47 New Yorkers and caused widespread power outages.