If you live in Western New York, you may get a knock on your door from the National Guard. Yesterday, December 29, 2022, the National Guard was going door to door doing wellness checks on people who lost power during the blizzard. Quite a few people died from having no heat or electricity during the storm, so the troops are checking to make sure residents are ok, but also to see if there might be any more fatalities. As of yesterday evening, all customers who lost power should have been restored, according to a tweet from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

National Grid is reporting only 62 customers in Erie County without power, and those are expected to be restored this evening. 500 National Guard members have conducted nearly 850 welfare checks on residents who had longterm power outages. Thank you for all your assistance.

The storm death toll continues to grow. As of yesterday, there were 37 deaths related to the storm.

@ECDOH Medical Examiner has confirmed another 3 deaths from the Blizzard. Total deaths are now 37. Of these: - 3 were from an EMS Delay; - 17 were found outside; - 4 were from shoveling/blowing cardiac events; - 9 were from no heat in home; & - 4 were in a vehicle. Of the 37 deaths, 29 were in the City of Buffalo, 7 were in the suburbs and 1 is unknown. There are multiple unidentified bodies at this point. I offer my very deepest sympathies and condolences to all who have lost a loved one from this terrible Blizzard.


The National Guard may be making its way around your neighborhood to check on you if you lost power and just had it restored yesterday.

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