December 14, 2008

David Paterson declared state of emergency

Friday's ice storm caused damage in many parts of New York State and now Governor David Paterson has declared a state disaster emergency to help 16 affected counties, including Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego.

In addition to damaging homes and businesses, the storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands across the state.

The emergency declaration will help state agencies coordinate with local governments and individuals as the recovery work gets underway.

NYSEG officials say power may not be completely restored until the middle of next week.

Source: News 10 Now

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