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National Guard activated amid deadly western New York snow storm that has dropped more than 6 feet of snow in region

National Guard activated amid deadly western New York snowstorm that has dropped more than 6 feet of snow in the region

National Guard activated amid deadly western New York snowstorm that has dropped more than 6 feet of snow in the region

The National Guard has been activated, according to New York Governor Kathy Hochul, to assist with cleanup following the historic and deadly snowstorm that devastated parts of western New York.

According to Governor Hochul, NBC News station WGRZ was informed that approximately 70 members of the National Guard had been sent to Buffalo’s southernmost south towns or the southernmost part of Erie County.

According to a tweet from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Guard arrived on the scene on Saturday afternoon to “pick up and deliver those who require dialysis.”

Buffalo was heavily struck by the region’s heavy snowfall overnight, according to Daniel Neaverth, the commissioner of the Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, who spoke at a news conference on Saturday. According to him, there are up to 3 inches of snow falling each hour.

This weekend, the Great Lakes region will continue to experience precipitation and lake-effect snow, which happens as arctic air rushes over the region’s more temperate waters.

The majority of the snowfall fell in Erie County, where two men passed away on Friday after having “cardiac episodes” while shoveling or blowing snow. The National Weather Service said that by 7 a.m. on Saturday, approximately 6 1/2 feet of snow had fallen in Orchard Park, southeast of Buffalo. Over six feet of snow fell in Hamburg, where a house’s roof collapsed under the weight of the dense, wet snow, while more than five feet of snow fell in southwest Blasdell.

Additionally, there were six feet of snow at Natural Bridge in Jefferson County.

According to poweroutage.us, the snowstorm has caused a little less than 1,000 customers in Erie County to be without power.

Approximately 30 inches of snow have fallen in Buffalo, according to the National Weather Service. With 16.1 inches of snow falling in one day on Saturday, the city’s record for the largest daily snowfall was also broken. 2014 saw the previous record of 7.6 inches in a single day be broken.

A total of 10 inches of snow may fall in the city before Sunday morning, according to Mayor Byron Brown.

Brown remarked at a news conference on Saturday afternoon, “Unfortunately, it seems like more snow is coming. “We expect additional snow to fall, roughly predicted, 8 to 10 inches more across the city of Buffalo, ending somewhere around 1 in the morning.”

Brown announced on Twitter that three warming centers were opened in Buffalo on Saturday for people without power to find shelter.

The runways at Buffalo Airport were temporarily shut down on Friday evening and opened again on Saturday.

The Niagara Falls region is likely to experience severe lake-effect snow on Saturday afternoon after shifting north and passing through Buffalo. It is projected that snowfall will occur at a pace of 1 to 2 inches per hour when the strongest bands travel south on Saturday night and into Sunday.

The storm is then anticipated to turn back south and hit the already severely affected areas.

In the Oswego County region, an additional 8 to 16 inches of snow may fall, with some isolated areas receiving an additional 12 to 25 inches.

On Sunday night and into Monday, the snow will start to melt. It may also be possible to have strong wind gusts up to 40 mph, which will cause significant snow drifts and almost no visibility.

Lake-effect warnings are in force for about 4 million people from Cleveland to Watertown, New York. The majority of advisories will end Sunday afternoon, but a handful will continue into Monday for the Oswego region.

According to Poloncarz, authorities are still advising citizens not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Many streets have still not been plowed.

According to a tweet from Poloncarz, a travel ban was in place as of Saturday morning for the majority of Erie County, including the whole city of Buffalo. Due to improvements in the city, the restriction will be reduced to a travel advisory in Buffalo’s eastern, northern, and western regions at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The ban, however, will stay in the region’s hard-hit south.

Brown cautioned, “If you come out, you run the danger of getting trapped and seriously impeding our plowing and snow removal process.”

The National Guard has been activated, according to New York Governor Kathy Hochul, to assist with cleanup following the historic and deadly snowstorm that devastated parts of western New York.

Residents are urged to avoid shoveling the heavy, wet snow and to do it without exerting themselves too much.

In addition to 11 counties in the western and northwest of the state, close to Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, a state of emergency is still in effect in Buffalo.

source:summarybio.com