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Executive Order No. 198.18: Continuing the Declaration of Disaster Emergency in the Counties of Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne
WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order 198, a disaster was declared within the counties of Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne due to extensive flooding, widespread erosion, and water damage that caused significant damage to homes and other residential structures, businesses, and public infrastructure;
WHEREAS, historic high water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River continue to be of concern as a cause of flooding, widespread erosion, and water damage, which continues to jeopardize infrastructure, coastline structures, natural barriers, and navigation; and
WHEREAS, the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Commission has identified high-priority projects that were urgently needed, and continued to be needed to protect homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure; to sustainably maintain safe navigation channels; and to address the immediate and long-term resiliency of communities along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New York, do hereby extend the state disaster emergency as set forth in Executive Order 198 and continue the terms, conditions, and suspensions contained in Executive Order No. 198 through 198.17 until August 2, 2021.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this third day of July in the year two thousand twenty-one.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor