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  1. Governor says evacuation, shelter plans being made in case of floodingRead the original story

    3 min ago | WTVC

    ... percent of streets in the city are passable after more than 85,000 tons of snow was carted from South Buffalo. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (POH'-luhn-kahrz) says 225 vehicles have been towed from the main routes in Lackawanna, but owners ...

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  2. Governor says evacuation, shelter plans being made in case of floodingRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... percent of streets in the city are passable after more than 85,000 tons of snow was carted from South Buffalo. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (POH'-luhn-kahrz) says 225 vehicles have been towed from the main routes in Lackawanna, but owners ...

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  3. Cuomo: Evacuation plans in place in Buffalo areaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | 13WHAM

    ... crews continue to dig out streets. He said the last exit remaining closed on the Thruway will open Sunday. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Sunday that 225 vehicles have been towed from the main routes in Lackawanna, but owners won't be ...

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  4. Be ready for flooding, New York governor tells the Buffalo areaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Valley News Live

    ... be more widespread flooding, too. "(We) expect 5 to 6 feet of water in some areas in a short period of time," Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Saturday. The risk of flooding extends into Tuesday. Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. of the ...

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  5. First the snow - now US northeast braces for floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... progress on snow removal efforts, we are not out of the woods yet as the potential for flooding is great," said Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz. The New York state national guard was out in force to help residents dig out of their homes in ...

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  6. Western New York Braces for Flooding as Heavy Snow MeltsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Scientific American

    ... snow storm last week in which 13 people died. More than 650 members of the New York National Guard were in Erie county and Buffalo to help with snow removal and flood prevention, and hundreds of volunteers fanned out over the city to help dig out ...

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  7. Flood Warnings issued in Buffalo areaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | 13WHAM

    ... Friday, has been blamed for at least a dozen deaths. 165-a-15-(Mark Poloncarcz (POH'-luhn-kahrz), executive, Erie County, at news conference)-"this storm seriously"-Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarcz says all rescue personnel are ready if ...

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  8. Buffalo's warming + rain = floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | CNN

    ... there will be general flooding, too. "(We) expect 5 to 6 feet of water in some areas in a short period of time," Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. The risk of flooding extends into Tuesday. Erie County officials aren't taking any chances. ...

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  9. Still Snowed In, Upstate New York Braces for RainRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    ... with mountains of snow, and others had just a thin layer, reflecting how the storm had traveled. Cuomo and the Erie County executive, Mark C. Poloncarz, said the impact of the storm had been worsened by a faulty weather report, which predicted that ...

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  10. Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rainRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

    ... there will be general flooding, too. "(We) expect 5 to 6 feet of water in some areas in a short period of time," Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. The risk of flooding extends into Tuesday. Erie County officials aren't taking any chances. ...

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  11. Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    ... this much snow in a short period of time." Some areas should expect five (152 cm) to six feet (183 cm) of water, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. Sections of the New York State Thruway will reopen on Friday afternoon to move vehicles and ...

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  12. Erie County prepares for thaw, potential floodingRead the original story

    Yesterday | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday by numerous elected officials in visits to snow-affected areas around Erie County, checking on the status of widespread cleanup efforts and discussing county preparations for potential flooding. Throughout the day, Poloncarz was joined by Sen. Charles Schumer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, and representatives of both the Erie and Niagara county sheriff's departments to talk to New York National Guard's members clearing snow and assisting residents in storm recovery.

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  13. Snow has ended, but floods, roof collapses now a concern in BuffaloRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Times Herald-Record

    ... victims were two elderly residents of a nursing home that was evacuated amid concerns of a roof collapse, Deputy Erie County Executive Richard Tobe said Friday. More than 50 people were evacuated from several mobile home parks in suburban ...

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  14. Buffalo area now seeing close to 6 feet of snow with more to comeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Times Herald-Record

    ... and rain could turn all that snow into floods. "It's a force of nature, a massive force of nature," Deputy Erie County Commissioner Richard Tobe said during a Thursday morning briefing, where he announced an eight storm-related death. "We're ...

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  15. Farnham Plow Drivers Walk Off JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz this morning is reporting the plow drivers in Farnham literally walked off the job last night with the plows running. "As reported to me, last night Farnham Mayor fired her public works chief which prompted plow drivers to walk off job with plows running", tweets Poloncarz.

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  16. Mayor Byron Brown - 7am Sunday PresserRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    ... streets. And now we are at about seven. And Kaiser terror. Again I wanna thank the residents of buffalo Erie county in Western New York . For their cooperation. For their great patience. And poured their resilience. During this storm. I also want to ...

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  17. West Seneca Update - Sheila MeeghanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    ... overtaking the potential. Not so we're very proactive than what we're putting together here and our request to Erie county services. Has it been answered and they'll continue to be answered. So we can't let that you know the actors stand back from ...

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  18. New York braced for flooding after massive snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Age

    ... than 500 National Guard troops were still working to clear the highways as some travel bans were being lifted. Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said officials were beginning to reunite drivers with abandoned cars that have been clogging the ...

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  19. "It's just a war zone here": Buffalo braces for floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | CBS News

    ... lucky we won't need any of it," Cuomo said. "But our motto is prepare for the worst and hope for the best." Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said 5,500 people from across the state have come to the area to help, including National Guardsmen. The ...

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  20. Correction: Wintry Weather storyRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    ... and rain expected to arrive with warm temperatures could make the snow even heavier. Richard Tobe, the deputy Erie County executive, said more than 50 people were evacuated from several mobile home parks in suburban Cheektowaga and West Seneca on ...

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