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Mayor Brown warns Buffalo residents of coming storm

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
Tom Dinki
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown urges city residents to take caution as storm approaches.

Potentially damaging winds are expected to blow through Western New York this afternoon.

Byron Brown Storm Preparations

A high wind warning goes into effect at one o'clock this afternoon, running until at least eleven o'clock tonight. Wind gusts could reach near 70 miles per hour. Emergency and utility crews are preparing for downed trees and power outages.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, during a press conference yesterday, warned residents to be cautious.

"I ask our residents to delay non-essential travel between 1 PM and 11 PM. I want to repeat that. If travel is unnecessary, please delay it between 1 PM and 11 PM."

Flood warnings have been issued for the Lake Erie and Niagara River shorelines that will last overnight. Brown mentioned that all shoreline parks and recreation areas in the city will be closed.

It was also mentioned that anyone operating a generator because of a power outage should do so outside of the home and garage and as far away from the house as possible.