Links to Community Resources In WNY Blizzard Aftermath

If you need assistance, here may be some help.

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/