President Obama Signs New York Emergency Declaration

No sooner had The Politicker published a letter from Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer urging President Obama to declare a state of emergency in New York than the following was sent from the White House press office:
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Read More

President Obama Signs New York Emergency Declaration