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03/28/2011 02:09 pm ET | Updated May 28, 2011

Rep. Towns Helps Bring FEMA Funds To Brooklyn For Blizzard Relief

On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially declared Brooklyn a "disaster area," following the December 2010 blizzard that buried it in nearly two feet of snow.

For the past few months since the first crippling snowstorm, Rep. Edolphus Towns of Bed-Stuy, along with Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Anthony Weiner and other members of Brooklyn's Congressional delegation had been pressuring FEMA for the designation--one that would makes the borough eligible to receive federal funds to help cover the cost of cleanup.

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