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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for 9 N.Y. Counties in Wake of Nov. Storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal governments pay to clean up and rebuild after a blockbuster storm buried the region under more …

Western New York’s November Snowstorm Claims 14th Life

Authorities in western New York have attributed a 14th death to last month’s lake-effect storms that dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area. Local media report that Erie County officials say a man from Hamburg has …

Western N.Y. Snowstorm Cost Erie County Government $7.5M

Last month’s epic snowstorm that hit portions of western New York has cost Erie County government an estimated $7.5 million. The Buffalo News reports the figure includes damage and expenses and is expected to go up as overtime and snow-removal …

Western New York Governments Seek Federal Help for Storm

Communities in western New York are tallying the costs of last month’s epic snowstorm to see if it meets the threshold for federal assistance. The storm cost Erie County government at least $7.5 million in damage, overtime and snow removal …

New York AG Directs Legal Services Providers to Assist Buffalo Residents

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman met with local leaders in Buffalo Wednesday and announced that he is making a network of housing counselors and legal services providers available to help area residents resolve issues with insurance companies and …

A.M. Best: Buffalo Snowstorm Impacts Regional Property Writers

Ratings agency A.M. Best said there is potential for some insurers — particularly the small, geographically concentrated writers — that were impacted by the recent snowstorm in and around Buffalo, New York, to hit the retention on their catastrophe treaties. …

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Wants State to Have Best Weather Monitoring System

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation’s best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under …

Snowstorm Recovery Efforts Continue in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Buffalo, New York, region is continuing to recover and assess damages from last week’s record-breaking lake-effect snowstorm that brought more than 7 feet of snow to the area. State Farm spokesperson Rachael Risinger said that as of Tuesday, Nov. …