E X E C U T I V E O R D E R
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 198.1: 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 and 198.1, a disaster has heretofore been 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 are urgently 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 declared pursuant to Executive Order No. 198 and all of its terms, conditions, directives, and temporary suspension of identified provisions from the date that such disaster emergency was declared pursuant to Executive Order No. 198 and 198.1 until February 16, 2020.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this seventeenth day of January in the year two thousand twenty.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor