Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Evacuation Plans In Place In Buffalo Area
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says evacuation plans are being prepared and the Red Cross is setting up shelters as rising temperatures melt 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area, causing a risk of flooding.
In his fifth day in Buffalo, Cuomo said Sunday that the only driving bans remaining in the area are in Lackawanna and South Buffalo as snow removal crews continue to dig out streets. He said the last exit remaining closed on the Thruway will open Sunday.
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“If you live in an area that typically floods or has flooded … prepare to evacuate for a flood situation,” the governor said. “It’s not enough that your house has never been flooded before, right? There’s always a first time. And this may be the first time.”