Buffalo starts to dig out, flooding looms

Now comes the hard part: digging out. After nearly 7 feet of snow fell in the southern suburbs of Buffalo, residents are now imposed with the seemingly Sisyphean task of removing snow that has accumulated higher than their heads. To make matters even worse, Buffalo’s weekend forecast calls for high temperatures in the 50’s and even more moisture, but this time, in the form of rain. The melting temperatures and steady rainfall are expected to cause flooding in the region. As a result, … [Read more...]

Thunder Snow Kills Four in New York

Four people have died in the New York city of Buffalo after a lake-effect storm dumped over 6 feet of snow on its residents in a three-day period, with more due to come.  One of the deaths was in a vehicle accident while the other three died from cardiac arrest while trying to shovel the snow, according to county executive spokesman Peter Anderson. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz added that the storm had been light a knife to the heart of Erie County and that he couldn’t remember so much … [Read more...]