The official start of winter is just weeks away and, so far, Western New York has dodged any significant cold or snow. But that doesn’t mean area medical facilities aren’t expecting it and staying ready.
For Trace George, a Facebook moment provided a lasting memory of the massive snowstorm that crippled much of the region last November. The CEO of VSP Graphic Group learned through social media that the roof had collapsed at his West Seneca facility.
It's been one year since "Snowvember," the massive snowstorm that covered parts of Western New York in up to eight feet of snow and killed 14 people. Now, the Red Cross is partnering with New York State to offer free disaster preparedness training to area residents for future emergencies.
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.
WBFO's Howard Riedel spoke with Aimee Gomlak, Vice President of the Women's Services Line at Mercy Hospital, about the trend.