Posted BY: Jim Hoft
New York Governor Kathy Hochul updated the public on the winter storm on Sunday, attributing its severity to global warming.
“Last night, I had to bring in the National Guard. The conditions, the blinding snow, the zero visibility, absolute whiteouts.” It may go down as one of the worst in history,” Governor Hochul said during a press conference Sunday.
“We broke that record again a month ago, so it’s very clear to me that the effects of climate change are wreaking havoc everywhere,” she added.
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On Friday, Governor Hochul urges New Yorkers to avoid travel Friday and Saturday as temperatures drop across the state, causing icy road conditions.
Governor Kathy Hochul today provided an update to New Yorkers as a winter storm brought significant rain, snow and high winds across the State overnight, and blizzard-like conditions in Western New York. On Thursday, Governor Hochul declared a statewide State of Emergency ahead of the event, which went into effect at 6 a.m. Friday. Governor Hochul advised New Yorkers planning to travel this weekend to reconsider as a significant drop in temperatures Friday afternoon will cause significant flash freezing and icy road conditions.
“This storm has brought a bit of everything we anticipated and there are thousands of our first responders, emergency management personnel and utility crews out working in the elements to keep New Yorkers safe today,” Governor Hochul said. “I’m asking everyone to stay off the roads this evening as conditions will worsen when temperatures drop across the state later today. Bundle up, stay indoors, and stay safe this weekend.”