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
Governor Cuomo says state government has learned from Super Storm Sandy and a string of terrible flood incidents in Central and Eastern New York in recent years. That's why so much specialized equipment is in Western New York, with more coming.
WNED, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 06:28 AM
Western New York residents have been told to prepare for the worst and to stockpile food and torches ahead of expected flooding as snow begins to melt. After a week of epic snowfall dumped 2 metres of snow on western New York, temperatures were climbing and state officials told residents on Saturday to prepare for flooding.
The Age, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 09:44 PM
As if a few feet of snow last week wasn't enough for the local area, concerns over where all that now-melting snow will go have flooded the minds of various officials. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has continued a flood warning until late this afternoon for Northern Chautauqua County, Northwestern Cattaraugus County and most of Erie County.
Observer, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 02:44 AM
Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet of snow. Creeks appeared to be flowing smoothly and no flooding had been reported as the sun began to go down, county officials said.
The Whitecourt Star, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 09:24 PM
New York Air National Guard Airmen conduct snow clearance and debris removal missions in the towns of Townline and Hamburg in New York state. Photo / AP Weather forecasters and emergency officials have warned that melting snow would lead to heavy flooding in parts of the US northeast, with hundreds of thousands of people told to brace for fast-rising waters.
The New Zealand Herald, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 01:08 PM