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Residents ready for possible evacuations

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 24 2014 Nov 24, 2014 November 24, 2014 1:05 AM November 24, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Families are packing up their belongings in preparation for possible evacuations due to flooding.

Temperatures are expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing concern about runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents to "err on the side of caution" Sunday and move valuables up from the basement and pack a bag should evacuations become necessary. He says evacuation plans and emergency shelters are being readied.

National Guard members spent Sunday clearing storm drains and culverts to facilitate runoff, and shoveling snow off roofs.

Most snow-affected school districts remain closed Monday, and at least four have called off classes for the entire Thanksgiving week.

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