Governor Kathy Hochul is urgently seeking President Biden's approval for a major disaster declaration to address the extensive impact of September's severe flooding on New York communities. The proposed declaration aims to unlock crucial federal assistance for areas significantly affected by the unprecedented rainfall, particularly targeting Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Westchester County.
The aftermath of September's weather events left a profound mark on the region, with some areas experiencing an inundation of more than eight inches of rain. JFK Airport, a critical transportation hub, reported a staggering eight-point-six inches of rainfall during the intense. . .