Oswego County News Release
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March 1, 2007

Government Officials Urged to Attend Snow Aid Briefing March 14

Government and non-profit officials whose agencies incurred costs during the Oswego County Lake Effect Snow Storm Feb. 2 to 21 are invited to an applicants briefing from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 14, at the Joint Information Center near the Oswego County Airport, Fulton.

Officials from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will give an overview of the program, which provides reimbursement for eligible snow emergency expenses to county, municipal, and private not-for-profit agencies affected by the snowstorm that occurred Feb. 2 through Feb. 21. Information will be provided on funding and payments, documentation and records, eligible expenses, snow removal, public safety costs, and application procedures.

The storm was declared a federal snow emergency by President George Bush.

Patricia Egan, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said the federal snow emergency declaration does not include funding for homeowners and individuals who experienced emergency costs.

Egan said her staff has contacted county officials, towns, villages, and cities to let them know about the meeting. “We encourage them to send at least one municipal representative,” she said. “This is a very important first step in the reimbursement process.” Eligible expenses will cover a continuous 48-hour period between Feb. 2 and Feb. 12.

The briefing will be held at the Joint Information Center, located on County Route 176 north of Fulton next to the Oswego County Airport. For more information, contact Egan at 591-9150.

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