National Guard activated amid deadly western New York snow storm that has dropped more than 6 feet of snow in region
New York Gov.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the activation of the National Guard Saturday to help with clean up in the historic and deadly snow storm that battered parts of western New York.
Hochul also announced that she’s filing a request “for a Federal Emergency Disaster Declaration to unlock critical funds” to support the state’s response efforts.
There are 150 National Guard members on the ground in the badly-impacted southtowns, or the southern portion of Erie County, home to Buffalo.
Buffalo sets 24-hour snowfall record with over 16 inches Nov. 20, 202202:53Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the National Guard was on the ground Saturday afternoon to "pickup and deliver people whom require dialysis," according to a tweet.
Intense snowfall continued overnight in the region, hitting Buffalo hard, Daniel Neaverth, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Commissioner, said in a news conference Saturday. The rate of the snowfall is up to 3 inches per hour, he said.