The death toll from the blizzard in Western New York has risen to 35; Biden has approved an emergency declaration.


majority of those discovered dead were found outside, stranded in the cold following a blizzard. It dumped nearly 6 feet of snow on Buffalo, New York.

Officials have confirmed that at least 35 people have died as a result of a deadly winter storm in Western New York at the time of this reporting.

According to WBEN radio, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said Tuesday morning that seven more deaths brought the total to 35.

 

 

Brown had previously stated that police had recovered the bodies of 18 people in the city.

“It’s been a difficult and dangerous storm,” he said. “It’s been described as a once-in-a-generation storm, and we got everything that was predicted and then some in Buffalo.”

Vehicles make their way along a snow-covered street in Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022. - Emergency crews in New York were scrambling on December 26, 2022, to rescue marooned residents from what authorities called the "blizzard of the century," a relentless storm that has left at least 25 dead in the state and is causing US Christmas travel chaos.

(Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

National Grid technicians work in Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022. - Emergency crews in New York were scrambling on December 26, 2022, to rescue marooned residents from what authorities called the "blizzard of the century," a relentless storm that has left at least 25 dead in the state and is causing US Christmas travel chaos.

(Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

Deadly blizzard in new york

According to FOX Weather, the deadly blizzard dumped more than five to six feet of snow in Erie County, burying homes and roads in Watertown, Hamburg, and Buffalo, New York. Tens of thousands of customers in Western New York lost power due to the freezing weather.

Poloncarz stated that three of the 27 confirmed deaths were caused by EMS delays. 14 people were discovered dead outside; three suffered cardiac events while shoveling or blowing snow. Four died from a lack of heat, and three died in a vehicle.

 A family walks past Cameron's 24 Hour Store in Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022. - Emergency crews in New York were scrambling on December 26, 2022, to rescue marooned residents from what authorities called the "blizzard of the century," a relentless storm that has left at least 25 dead in the state and is causing US Christmas travel chaos. (Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

 

A resident leaves a local corner store in Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022, as many major grocery stores remained closed. - Emergency crews in New York were scrambling on December 26, 2022, to rescue marooned residents from what authorities called the "blizzard of the century," a relentless storm that has left at least 25 dead in the state and is causing US Christmas travel chaos. (Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by Joed Viera / AFP) (Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

President Biden approved New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s request to declare a federal emergency in response to the storm on Monday evening.

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