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‘Snovember’ storm paralyzes Western New York, Cheektowaga family shares story

‘Snovember’ storm paralyzes Western New York, Cheektowaga family shares story

With Western New York getting dumped on with 6 to 8 feet of snow in some cities the past three days, the snow annihiliation left many motorists stranded or confined people to thier homes. . . Whether you are an LGBT or straight family, Buffalo's "Snovember" storm has stunned parents and kids alike, especially the Lundgren family in Cheektowaga, N.Y. . Click on http://www.examiner.com/article/snovember-storm-paralyzes-western-new-yo...

 

 

Flood Information for Amherst Residents

During this last rain event a lot of residents had issues with some level of flooding inside or around their home.  When the water table is high and the rainfall/snowmelt combination is high, water can get in your home through floor drains, toilets and washtubs.  Some residents fared well by having a stop flow valve previously installed in the line that runs out of their home. Some simply used a plug in the floor drain. This either eliminated or limited the back flow into their homes. For more specific information contact the Plumbing Division of our Building Department at 631-7088 or 631-7080.

In the event you come upon a flooded roadway DO NOT drive through it.  Do not go around Flooded Roadway Sign or barricaded roadway.  If you see a flooded-out street ahead, turn around and find another route for your destination.  

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Slated for Feb. 21-22 at New Location

7th Annual Buffalo tournament features new location with refrigerated ice rinks over two days
 

BUFFALO, NY – Labatt Blue beer today announced details for the seventh annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament, which will shift to a new location for the first time since the tournament’s inception. The 2014 Tournament will move to 333 Ganson Street, where 120 teams will descend on refrigerated ice rinks for two full days of pond hockey play, Feb. 21-22, 2014. More than 800 pond hockey players will compete across 10 divisions with seven player rosters.  

Keep Warm and Keep Well During Cold Weather

Keep Warm and Keep Well During Cold Weather

A Message from Kenmore Mercy Hospital

As temperatures in Western New York drop to the single digits this week, physicians at Kenmore Mercy encourage people to stay safe.

People living with lung conditions are at particular risk for feeling the cold more. Michael S. Gough, MD, a pulmonologist at Kenmore Mercy Hospital said, “These cold snaps lead to an increase in wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that can be frightening and sometimes even dangerous to individuals with respiratory diseases such as COPD or sever asthma.” 

He offers suggestions to these individuals to avoid the worsening of their condition. Such tips are also good practice for otherwise healthy individuals.  

˙   Only go outside if necessary and don’t stay out long

˙   Keep a stock of medications so you don’t have to go out during very cold weather

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Stay Safe, Be Informed and Prepared for Weather

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Stay Safe, Be Informed and Prepared for Weather

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Assemblymember Gabryszak: Stay safe by being informed and prepared for weather conditions

Now that much of the East Coast is dealing with aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the cold winter season is approaching, it’s important that we review ways to be prepared for any type of severe weather. Taking certain precautions ahead of time will ensure that you and your family are ready for any kind of weather situation that may arise.

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) recommend four steps to help get ready for emergency situations or severe weather that include:

Send Us Snow Photos of Your Town

Send Us Snow Photos of Your Town

The plows were all lined up and ready to go before this spring storm got started. Now that the snow has begun to fly, we're asking WGRZ viewers to send us photos of the snow from your town. 

Email your photos to WGRZ-2 Your Town or download them to our photo gallery page.

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods
Saturday, January 28
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Discover the woods in winter! Call 716-683-5959 for more information. No registration required for this event.

  • Enjoy SPCA wildlife department presentations with live birds at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
  • Take a guided winter nature walk at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 PM
  • Listen to winter nature stories at 1:45, 2:45 and 3:45 PM
  • Kids can make winter nature crafts, such as pinecone bird feeders, snowglobes and track pictures
  • Test out snowshoes or cross-country skis for free in our demonstration area
  • Rent snowshoes and take a longer walk on the trails
  • Create snow sculptures around the Education Center
  • Try out the energy bike, and learn how to go "green" in the winter
  • Learn about ice fishing and winter survival techniques
  • Enjoy hot drinks and snacks for sale.