Government leasing has been talked about for years and there has been some of it. Now, one of the big dogs in local government, Erie County, is dipping its toes into leasing to see if it can help, especially in winter weather.

Power is out across all of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria’s passage.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Miguel Santiago (@Johstean) of Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico about what he’s hearing and seeing.

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Puerto Rico Feels The Full Force Of Maria

Sep 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria made landfall in southeast Puerto Rico this morning, with winds gusting up to 155 miles per hour.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Associated Press reporter Dánica Coto (@danicacoto), who is riding out the storm in Puerto Rico.

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Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in town of Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

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Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

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Before the region has fully recovered from last week's damaging wind storm, the National Weather Service is cautioning about another severe weather event.

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National Grid and NYSEG continue to work on restoration efforts after the wind storm on Wednesday that brought down power lines, utility poles and trees and caused damage throughout Western New York.

The American Red Cross is preparing themselves for the effects of Tropical Cyclone Hermine.

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A weekend weather system will force Western New Yorkers to take caution.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun to take legal action against incidents of illegal pricing following the snow emergency in Western New York.

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A limited state of emergency was declared in the City of Niagara Falls  on Saturday as clean-up from Friday night's damaging storms continued.

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Residents in many Western New York areas were affected by Saturday's stormy weather.

Trees were toppled, power lines downed and homes damaged. Various reports of tornadoes have not been confirmed, but experts do agree that a microburst struck Connecticut Street on Buffalo's West Side, causing significant damage to four homes and displacing a number of residents. A microburst causes straight-line winds whose destructive effects can be mistaken for a tornado.