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Mayor Brown says city is getting “back on its feet” post storm

Ashley Hirtzel

The City of Buffalo's storm response continues in south Buffalo and Kasiertown. During a news briefing Monday afternoon, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says the city is getting “back on its feet.” Brown says they are monitoring for potential flooding around the clock.

"We currently don't anticipate major storm related flooding. The Buffalo sewer system is working as designated. Police are posted at three bridges in the affected areas in the City of Buffalo. They will be posted there around the clock. We will notify people door-to-door if the situation is worsening," said Brown.

The city has removed 11,000 truckloads of snow since ‘Storm Knife’ hit. Brown says now they’re keeping a close watch on structural damage. Brown said there have been three building collapses in the city. There were no injuries. He said one home had 4 ft. of water in their basement.

“The Buffalo Fire Department was able to assist those homeowners with pumping that water out of the basement," said Brown.

The city has conducted 49-structural assessments, including Southside Elementary School. Brown says 100% of city streets are cleared of the snow.

Any city resident who encounters sewer concerns should contact the Buffalo Sewer Authority at (716) 851-4664. The line will be open 24-hours a day.