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Focus Shifts to Flood Threat in Snowbound Western NY

By By Jordan Root, AccuWeather.com Meteorolgist
November 25, 2014, 2:03:24 AM EST

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Between 3 and 6 feet of snow and plunging temperatures have left thousands snowed in over upstate New York, and the cold and snow has taken lives.

Local officials have confirmed 13 deaths related to the storm as of Saturday morning. Several were due to cardiac arrest while attempting to shovel heavy snow.

On Saturday afternoon, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed flood preparedness measures as the region faces rising temperatures.

According to the Buffalo News, over 375 water pumps and generators along with more than 176,000 sand bags have been brought in to prepare for the potential flooding.


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