Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Approval Of Major Disaster Declaration To Help New York Recover From September Flooding

Jan 31, 2024

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s approval of New York State’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration:

“I am thrilled that President Biden has approved New York State’s request for the Major Disaster Declaration in the wake of the life-threatening flooding and historic rainfall in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley last September. I fought to secure this approval and bring home the federal resources urgently needed to start recovering from this devastating storm, and today, those resources were made available. While the storm is behind us, the road to recovery starts now, and I look forward to seeing these federal dollars work to help our communities rebuild.”