As Irene Approaches, Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Obama to Declare State of Emergency for NY

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to President Obama calling on him to declare a federal state of emergency for New York as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested the declaration yesterday. In their letter to the president, Schumer and Gillibrand pointed out that New York has seen near record rainfall amounts during August and grounds in and around New York City are already saturated. Read More