FEMA declares BK disaster area for Dec. 2010 blizzard

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared Brooklyn a disaster area, making the borough eligible to receive federal funding to help cover the cleanup costs of the December 2010 blizzard.

Brooklyn received nearly two feet of snow during the blizzard that shut down travel and blocked streets. Residents say the city wasn't able to clear streets for several days.

The funding could be used to cover the costs of emergency repairs, search and rescue, and the installation of warning devices like signs or announcements, among other measures.

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