Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, fod and water. While Vermont is where the greatest risk of flooding exists, all of New England is at risk of excessive rainfall. A dire and potentially catastrophic situation is unfolding across parts of New England and New York, where continuous rounds of heavy rain parked over the region are triggering flash flooding of epic proportions. This system has already proven impressive and deadly. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell in just six hours in Orange County, New York, on Sunday at the US Military Academy at West Point. That was a 1-in-1,000-year rainfall event for the location – one that is so intense, it usually only occurs once every 1,000 years. The surge of floodwaters there swept away and killed a woman Sunday night and forced dozens of high-water rescues. Many communities marooned by water, including the state capital, where a dam just upstream was threatening to overflow. The flooding has already caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, officials said, with more to come: If water pours over the dam on the Winooski River that flows through Montpelier, it could surge through downtown blocks where the floods were already waist high.
Disaster Relief: Providing shelter food and water. Southeastern New York, including New York City, as powerful thunderstorms made their way into the region, bringing “torrential downpours. Areas that were low-lying, had poor drainage or are close to creeks, streams or rivers are particularly at risk for flash flooding. The heavy rain rapidly flooded basements and put people’s lives at risk, city. The storms have already dumped several inches of water throughout the day across parts of the Lower Hudson Valley, flooding roadways, trapping drivers inside their cars and spilling debris across communities, knocked out power and damaged homes. One person in New York’s Hudson Valley has drowned as she was trying to leave her home.
Kaylin Gillis, 20-years-old was shot and killed Saturday after she and three others accidentally turned into the wrong driveway while looking for a friend’s house in rural upstate New York. She was a passenger in a vehicle when a man, 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, fired two shots from his front porch. one of the shots hit the vehicle and struck Gillis. They drove up this driveway for a very short time, realized their mistake and were leaving, when Mr. Monahan came out and fired two shots. Monahan has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death. There was clearly no threat from anyone in the vehicle. There was no reason for Mr. Monahan to feel threatened. This is a very sad case of some young adults that were looking for a friend’s house and ended up at this man’s house who decided to come out with a firearm and discharge it. Our prayers go out to the family.
Providing shelter, food and water to help people during this disaster. Heavy snow is expected to keep falling in western New York state through Sunday after a historic storm saw the Buffalo area logging record snowfall totaling more than 6 feet in some areas. While the Buffalo area is used to dealing with heavy snowfall, this storm is delivering “much more. Erie County, which includes Buffalo, experienced its largest-ever amount of snowfall in a 24-hour period Saturday. Snowvember refers to a storm in the Buffalo area in November 2014, where nearly 7 feet of snow was dumped in three days. At least 13 people died in that storm and the weight of the snow caused dozens of roofs to crumble under the impact. Two people have died in this storm from cardiac complications related to shoveling snow and attempting to clear the ground. As the heaviest snow slid south of the greater Buffalo area into southern Erie and Chautauqua counties overnight, an additional 6 to 18 inches is possible in the region.
Providing support to victims and families of the deceased. The suspect who fatally shot 10 people and injured three others Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket in the heart of the city's Black community traveled from another New York County hours away. Thirteen people 11 of whom were African American -- were shot, with three suffering non-life-threatening injuries, and 2 victims were white. People in a supermarket, shopping and bullets raining down on them. People's lives being snuffed out in an instant for no reason. The suspect, Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old White man, was charged with first-degree murder. The suspect, Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old White man, was charged with first-degree murder. The suspect livestreamed the violence from the platform Twitch the suspect used its platform to stream a live broadcast during the attack.
Providing shelter, food and water. A powerful nor'easter has left more than 100,000 people in the dark on Saturday afternoon as the snowstorm continues to impact the East Coast. Today customers were without power in Massachusetts and New York State as a result of the nor'easte. Massachusetts accounted for most of the power outages, with 123,231 customers without power, compared with 11,342 in New York. Nearly 10 million people living on the East Coast were at risk of losing power in the historic storm. The states are under blizzard warnings and officials there declared states of emergency and instructed residents not to travel. Snowfall rates of 1-to-3 inches per hour were reportedly expected through the morning from the Delmarva Peninsula into much of New Jersey, New York City, Long Island.