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Links to Community Resources In WNY Blizzard Aftermath

If you need assistance, here may be some help.

US-WEATHER-SNOW Photo by JOED VIERA/AFP via Getty Images

As Western New York, and particularly the city of Buffalo, continues to dig out from the blizzard, I wanted to make this post as a way to help share resources & links that may be of use to those in need.

I’ll update as I can to continue pointing people to resources.

If you have a useful link to add, please share it in the comments.

Call 858-SNOW (716-858-7669) with questions or requests for help that are not related to a medical emergency - non-life-threatening, but serious, situations.

If you lost power for 72+ hours, you can submit a claim for reimbursement to NYSEG or National Grid to cover groceries and prescription medication:

Other phone numbers that may be useful:

  • 911 - life threatening emergencies
  • 211 - non-emergency resources for storm recovery and connection to basic needs and human service agencies
  • 311 - City of Buffalo Municipal Helpline - up to date info on city response to the Blizzard, can also be used to report unplowed streets, answered 8:30am-6:00pm for the time being
  • 988 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24/7 mental health and crisis support