The White House said on Monday that President Joe Biden is sending federal assistance to western New York to assist state and local officials in cleaning up after the enormous blizzard that dumped up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow in western and northern New York.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security are permitted to coordinate disaster assistance efforts in the 11 counties affected by the lake-effect blizzard that occurred on Friday and Saturday.
In Orchard Park, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, the National Weather Service measured 77 inches (196 centimeters) by Saturday and 72 inches (183 centimeters) in Natural Bridge, a hamlet close to Watertown off the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
Due to the hurricane, the Bills had to relocate Sunday’s contest with the Cleveland Browns to Detroit.
The bills’ victory was 31–23.
Some locations experienced further snowfall Sunday night, but it had ceased by Monday morning.
Liz Jurkowski, a meteorologist with the meteorological service, declared, “We are finally dry.”
By Monday morning, most of the storm’s affected areas had lifted the driving ban, but Buffalo and adjacent towns’ schools were still shuttered.
At least since specific communities south of Buffalo were pounded with 7 feet (2.13 meters) of snow over three days in November 2014, the snowstorm was the worst to hit New York State.
According to Jurkowski, snowfall totals for this storm were still being calculated on Monday.