New York declares state of emergency for 11 counties as blizzard floods 4 feet high, 2 dead

CNN reported that several areas in western New York state. Facing heavy snow on Friday, November 18, 2022 due to the influence of a severe snow storm. This has paralyzed traffic on many major roads in the past. There is also a risk that it will cut the tree. cause property damage and may cause a power outage.

Heavy snow in Hamburg near Buffalo, New York

Blasdell in Erie County, which is far from Buffalo. Just eight miles to the south, it was one of the highest snowfalls, measuring 48 inches, following six inches of snow in an hour earlier this afternoon. Erie County Sheriff Mark Polonkarz confirmed two deaths from cardiac arrest while shoveling snow from a street.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned on Thursday that a blizzard caused by Cold winds are moving across the five Great Lakes collectively known as the Great Lakes, with the storm moving south of Lake Erie. and Lake Ontario throughout the weekend. It is expected to make traffic difficult to the point of being impossible. Some areas can be paralyzed by feet of snow.

Later on Friday, more than 6 million people in five states in the Great Lakes region from Michigan to New York were subject to a snow warning, with the NWS saying snow would continue to fall in the area below the Lake Big until Sunday.

New York declares state of emergency for 11 counties as blizzard floods 4 feet high, 2 dead
Heavy snow in Hamburg near Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown The announcement warned the public that they are facing an extraordinary snowstorm. It can bring up to 5 feet of snow and can cause fatalities if people don’t do the right thing.

While Mrs. Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State A state of emergency was declared in 11 counties across the state. And urges people to be careful throughout the weekend. Because this is a massive snow event that can be life threatening. Which is on par with the November 2014 blizzard that killed 20 people in Buffalo alone.

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