Buffalo’s no stranger to snow. Why was the storm so deadly?

Published December 27, 2022

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The Washington Post featured Natalie Simpson in an article about public safety issues during the deadly blizzard that hit Buffalo last weekend. Experts acknowledge preparing for the storm was a hard balance to strike — deciding how extreme to go when bolstering a community for a disaster. “It is terribly, terribly tough to get people in public positions to make preemptive decisions that could cost them immensely. It costs them even if it was the right decision,” said Simpson. “Officials did a much better job than they did in 2014, but I think there is going to be a lot of learning from this one.”

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