As many of you may have heard, the WNY area was hit pretty hard by a storm. This storm started Thursday night and continued until Friday morning. The storm wasn’t even really a storm with high winds or zero visibility. This storm just brought heavy wet snow.
Buffalo and the surrounding areas are well equipped to handle the snow fall and it should been no problem to take care of. The problem was that the trees in the area still had their leaves. So when the snow fell, there was more surface area on the trees because of the leaves. The snow collected and pulled down on the branches until they broke. When they came down, they destroyed power lines throughout the WNY area.
Over 340,000 homes/businesses were without power and 3 people have died as a result of this storm.
For the most part everyone helped each other. Luckily my house is so old our furnace uses just a pilot and we still had heat. Our power lines are working too, but the phone line to my home is down. So I haven’t been online until today.
Regretfully, I will have to skip the Dropfest PA meet due to cleanup and other costs of taking others into my home. I have lots of pictures and even video of the area to give you an idea of what has happened here.
I should be back online again tomorrow, Monday 10/16/06, when I return to work.