BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – Winter storm response efforts in Western New York are coming to an end, as more areas impacted by historic lake effect snow are wrapping up clean-up efforts.
New York State’s Emergency Operations Center, which was deployed last week to help respond to the storm in the region, began to demobilize on Tuesday.
The record-breaking winter storm dumped 80 inches of snow in Orchard Park, breaking the state’s 24-hour snowfall total record.
During the course of the storm, a multi-agency team in Western New York conducted welfare checks and assisting local fire, EMS, and police with 911 call, including rescuing 152 people from disabled vehicles and conducting over 3,400 structural assessments in the most impacted areas.
Furthermore, at the height of the storm there were nearly 500 plow trucks, close to 100 loaders, and more than 1,000 operators and supervisors deployed in Western New York to support clean-up efforts.