Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roads reopened Thursday in storm-besieged Buffalo as authorities continued searching for people who may have died or are stuck and suffering after last week’s blizzard. The driving ban in New York’s second-most-populous city was lifted just after midnight Thursday, Mayor Byron Brown announced. At least 40 deaths in western New York, … Read more

EXPLAINER: How blizzard stunned even winter-wise Buffalo

EXPLAINER: How blizzard stunned even winter-wise Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The toll from the weekend blizzard that hit the Buffalo area was approaching 40 deaths Wednesday from the region’s deadliest storm in generations. Homes are only beginning to warm after days without heat. Drivers are still claiming cars they had abandoned. In a region that prides itself on being able to … Read more

The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

On Friday afternoon, Abdul Sharifu left his house in Buffalo, N.Y., to go to the market to buy milk for his two young children. He hadn’t gotten far when his car got stuck in one of the deadliest blizzards in the history of the city.  Mr. Sharifu, a 26-year-old refugee from Congo, sat in his … Read more

Heavy rain and snow set to inundate Western and Central US as more than 16 million are under flood watches

Heavy rain and snow set to inundate Western and Central US as more than 16 million are under flood watches

CNN  —  As strong bouts of heavy mountain snow, widespread rain and gusty winds continue to sweep across the West and push into the Central US Thursday, more than 16 million people along the coast are under flood watches in anticipation of even more stormy weather to come. Twelve states across the Western and Central … Read more

Winter storm in Buffalo: Crews work to clear snow-covered roads and go door-to-door with food

Winter storm in Buffalo: Crews work to clear snow-covered roads and go door-to-door with food

CNN  —  The winter storm death toll has risen to 34 in Erie County, New York, as crews continue to clear roads and first responders check on people they couldn’t reach days ago when the catastrophic weather system swept the nation, officials there said Wednesday. At least 25 others across 11 US states also have … Read more

Heavy rain and winds along West Coast leave thousands without power, with more storms expected

Heavy rain and winds along West Coast leave thousands without power, with more storms expected

CNN  —  A strong storm system bringing heavy rain, mountain snow and hurricane-force wind gusts to much of the drought-parched western United States has left nearly 90,000 customers without power as the region braces for more wet, blustery weather in coming days. All 11 Western states are under winter weather alerts Wednesday, with about half … Read more

California, western US expecting heavy rain this week

California, western US expecting heavy rain this week

CNN  —  Heavy coastal rain and mountain snow from a potent atmospheric river are falling across the western United States, with more to come later this week. All 11 Western states are expecting rain or snow, with the heaviest impacts predicted for California. By Tuesday afternoon, the rain, snow and wind have already knocked out … Read more

Military police enforce driving ban in snow-stricken Buffalo

Military police enforce driving ban in snow-stricken Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and military police were sent Tuesday to keep people off Buffalo’s snow-choked roads, and officials kept counting fatalities three days after western New York’s deadliest storm in at least two generations. Even as suburban roads and most major highways in the area reopened, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned that … Read more

JJ Watt, Arizona Cardinals defensive end, to retire after this season

JJ Watt, Arizona Cardinals defensive end, to retire after this season

CNN  —  Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt, one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, will retire after the 2022 season, he announced on Tuesday. Watt, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, said he played his “last ever” home game this past Sunday, a 19-16 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay … Read more

Avalanche in Austria: At least 10 people buried

Avalanche in Austria: At least 10 people buried

CNN  —  At least 10 people were buried in an avalanche on Sunday near the mountainous villages of Lech and Zurs in Austria, according to a statement from the state-run Austrian Press Agency.   The avalanche happened Sunday afternoon in the open ski area of the villages.  One person has been rescued so far according to the police, the agency said.  “Ten winter sport enthusiasts” were buried, … Read more