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No Rest for Snow-Weary Buffalo, as Floods Loom

No Rest for Snow-Weary Buffalo, as Floods Loom

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(NEWSER) – Shovel-wielding Buffalonians took to their snow-choked streets en masse this weekend, as plows, dump trucks, and military vehicles worked to dig the city out from the near seven feet of lake-effect snow that was already collapsing roofs in the area.

But with temperatures set to near 50 degrees today and 60 degrees tomorrow, the city was bracing for flooding as well, reports the Buffalo News. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo had deployed 51 boats, 375 pumps, 176,500 sandbags, and 500 National Guardsmen, saying yesterday that "hopefully we need none of this and this was just an elaborate exercise in logistics and people will say, ‘Boy, the governor really made us waste our time.' I hope that happens." The National Weather Service wasn't all that hopeful, issuing a flood warning yesterday afternoon as rain began to fall, as well as a high wind warning. "I’m just waiting for the locusts," says a local official.

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