New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says evacuation plans are being prepared and the Red Cross is setting up shelters as rising temperatures melt 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area, causing a risk of flooding. Cuomo says the only driving bans remaining in the area are in nearby Lackawanna and South Buffalo as snow removal crews continue to dig out streets.
13WHAM, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 04:23 PM
A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by early Wednesday.
Newsday, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 08:57 AM
A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. More than 30 major roof collapses, most involving farm and flat-roof buildings, were reported overnight, officials said Friday, after snow Thursday brought the Buffalo area's three-day total to an epic 7 feet or more.
News Times, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 09:22 AM
What are the most searched terms of 2014? 'Renee Zellweger's face' and 'Ebola' top list of popular online queries Snow and rain have been predicted to hit the Northeast this week, bringing travel chaos to families headed home for Thanksgiving. Storms brewing over the Atlantic could even bring the first snow of the year to New York City, making it the first white Thanksgiving in the metropolis since the 1980s, forecasters said.
Daily Mail, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 08:57 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the areas around Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Ellicott creeks, as unusually warm temperatures melt the snowpack that accumulated during the past week. The warnings will remain in effect until 4:15 this afternoon.
Business Journal, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 07:22 AM
With waters rising from last week's generational snowstorm, local and state officials say they are compiling data that will, hopefully, secure federal reimbursement dollars to offset costs and damages related to the event. For Federal Emergency Management Agency dollars to make their way into New York and Erie County.
Business Journal, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 07:04 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by, from front left, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, and Lt. Gov.-Elect Kathy Hochul, addresses the media during a briefing in Cheektowaga, N.Y. on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.
The Post-Standard, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 07:03 AM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be in western New York to tour areas hit by historic snowfall last week and now bracing for floods. She'll meet with Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz at the Emergency Operations Center Cheektowaga Monday morning to discuss extensive damage to the area and resources needed from the federal government for recovery.
WHEC-TV Rochester, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 06:28 AM