Buffalo Snow Storm 2022: Deaths Rise To 16 In Western New York

Buffalo Snow Storm 2022: Nassau County is sending help to Buffalo to help them deal with the storm’s effects. Due to the bad weather, 16 people have been reported dead in Buffalo. Johny Fernandez has details.

Nassau County is sending help to Buffalo to help them deal with the storm’s effects. Due to the bad weather, 16 people have been reported dead in Buffalo. Johny Fernandez has details.

There have been 4 feet of snow and a terrible storm in Buffalo, killing 16 people.

Buffalo Snow Storm 2022
Buffalo Snow Storm 2022

Mark Poloncarz, the leader of Erie County, said that some of these people were found in cars and others in the street. “We know some people have been stuck in their cars for more than two days.”

The Buffalo Fire Department could not answer any calls for the first time because of the weather.

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Nassau County is helping out because of the dangerous conditions in Buffalo. On Monday morning, they will send out help to deal with storms.

The full force of the storm hit Buffalo. Hurricane-force winds and snow created whiteout conditions that made it impossible for emergency workers to do their jobs. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that almost all of the city’s fire trucks were stuck. Officials say that the Buffalo Airport won’t be open again until Tuesday.

Hochul said at a storm briefing on Sunday night that the storm was worse and lasted longer than the blizzard of 1977.

She told people to stay off the roads and said that the City of Buffalo’s driving ban is not likely to be lifted on Monday.

So far, 16 storm-related deaths have been confirmed. Ten of these deaths happened in Buffalo, while three in Amherst and three in Cheektowaga happened outside the city. Officials said they think the number of people who died will go up by the night’s end.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport had 109 cm (43 inches) of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS also said that the 92.7 inches of snow that have fallen so far this winter are not only the most for the start of the season through Christmas but are also only 2.7 inches less than the average snowfall.

On Christmas Day, crews went out to try to reach anyone who was still stuck.

People in Buffalo were scrambling to get out of their homes and go somewhere warm because the power had been out for a day. But because the snow was so deep in the city, people like Jeremy Manahan couldn’t do that. Instead, he charged his phone in his parked car after going almost 29 hours without electricity.

“There is one place to warm up, but it’s too far for me to get there. I obviously can’t drive because I’m stuck, “Manahan said. “And you can’t stay outside for more than 10 minutes without getting frostbite.”

Ditjak Ilunga of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and his daughters were on their way to see family in Hamilton, Ontario, for Christmas when their SUV got stuck in Buffalo. They couldn’t get help, so they sat in the car for hours with the engine running while the wind and snow nearly buried them.

At 4 a.m. on Saturday, when they were almost out of gas, Ilunga made the hard decision to risk the storm to get to a nearby shelter. He carried Destiny, who was 6 years old, on his back while Cindy, 16 years old, held their Pomeranian puppy and followed in his footsteps as they walked through snow drifts.

He remembered thinking, “If I stay in this car, I’ll die with my kids here,” but he felt they had to try. When the family came into the shelter, he started to cry. “It’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.” There have been 4 feet of snow and a terrible storm in Buffalo, killing 16 people.

Mark Poloncarz, the leader of Erie County, said that some of these people were found in cars and others in the street. “We know some people have been stuck in their cars for more than two days.”

The Buffalo Fire Department could not answer any calls for the first time because of the weather.

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