Military Police, National Guard Called to Duty in Buffalo

Snow has continued to fall in upstate New York.

It has continued to snow in Buffalo, New York, after around four feet fell over Christmas weekend. The severe arctic storm that hit the nation caused the deaths of at least 60 people, with over half the fatalities in Buffalo.

A driving ban has been instituted in Erie County, and state and military police have mobilized to keep people off the roads. Erie County’s chief executive stated, “100 military police and additional troopers… are coming into Buffalo for traffic control and tracking. DO NOT try to drive in or into the City of Buffalo. The driving ban remains.” 

The National Guard is going door-to-door to perform wellness checks. This mission will continue for the coming 48 hours, as authorities are concerned that more people may have died who have not yet been discovered.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the National Guard as they assist with wellness checks and provide aid.
  • For state and military police as they enforce the driving ban during storm conditions.
  • For discernment for Governor Hochul as the state provides assistance to county and local officials.

Sources: Fox News, USA Today, NY Times 


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