BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New Yorkers have been busy buying supplies and preparing for the worst from Hurricane Sandy. From batteries, to blankets and water, western New Yorkers are stocking up.
An Assistant Manager at Home Depot says people are most afraid of being in the dark. Ron Lewis said, "They're afraid of being in the dark. They're buying batteries, flashlights of every size and every kind. They're concerned about being warm."
State, county, and city of Buffalo officials are already preparing for the storm and say they are ready to act accordingly.
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State D.O.T. Acting Regional Director Darrell Kaminski said, "We are paying particular attention to areas prone to flooding such as low lying areas and in the hilly southern tier counties. Crews are cleaning as much debris as possible that could be picked up by storm water and cause damage, create a hazard, or clog roadways & bridges."
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, "We can not be complacent. We can not be apathetic. A storm like this may not seem like it's going to be a big thing, but then it could be. As we know in Erie county from the October surprise storm, as well as the floods in Gowanda, that it doesn't take a lot of water , it doesn't take a lot of precipitation, to do a substantial amount of damage."
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
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It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.