Western NY death toll rises to 27 from cold, storm chaos
December 25, 2022
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The death toll from a Buffalo-area blizzard rose to 27 in western New York, authorities said Monday, as the region reeled from one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history. Much of the rest of the United States was hit by ferocious winter conditions.
Those who lost their lives around Buffalo were found in cars, homes and snowbanks. Some died while shoveling snow, others when emergency crews could not respond in time to medical crises.
President Joe Biden said his prayers were with the victims' families, and offered federal assistance Monday to the hard-hi...