Baby boomlet linked to Snowvember

Aug 11, 2015
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The Snowvember storm stranded many residents living South and East of downtown Buffalo at home for days last year. Despite what they may have told you, they apparently didn't spend all of their time shoveling. Officials at Mercy Hospital say nine months have passed and they are now experiencing a baby boomlet.

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Taxpayers in Erie County can now get a better look at how their tax dollars are being spent.

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A number of schools were forced to close Friday morning due to the Lake Effect snow storm that hit metro Buffalo. But some District's are running out of 'snow days.'  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley checked with some districts.

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The Small Business Administration is opening two local offices this month to help Western New Yorkers who sustained property damage during the November storm apply for disaster loan assistance.

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Though the cleanup of the November storm went relatively well, there was ample room for improvement. On Monday night at the Tosh Collins Center in south Buffalo, block club leaders and government officials shared notes on the storm and how to be better prepared for future emergencies. 

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FEMA has officially declared parts of Western New York a "major disaster" following last month's massive snowstorm.

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For area residents and business which suffered damage from the November Lake Effect snow storm that dumped several feet of snow on parts of Western New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking a federal  disaster declaration. 

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Officials from various Southtowns communities hit hard by the November storm are forming a task force to determine ways to improve their efforts to ensure residents safety and clean up. 

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Last week's storm dumped heavy snow upon the Eden Valley, damaging greenhouses and structures that are integral to the local food network.

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The rain and the melting snow from last week's storm didn't create as much flooding as officials feared, although several area creeks went past flood stage Monday and there is still concern about some creeks on Tuesday.

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One city school was damaged by the heavy and melting Lake Effect snows.  A  drain pipe caused leaking into Southside Elementary School on Southside Parkway Monday.