At least thats what they are calling it in the news. Buffalo hasn't seen this much snow in one dumping since the famous Blizzard of 1977. Luckily for my family we are located just on the outskirts of the snow ban, as you can see from the photos, we can see the wall of snow just over the tops of the houses across the street.
I do have family and friends who are buried right now is several feet of snow and that feeling of helplessness has overcome us. There is no worse feeling than of being able to help someone but knowing that you can't get to them. All we can do is sit and pray that they have enough food, their power stays on, and that they can ride it out for a day or even more. Tomorrow we are due to travel to Newburgh for an early Thanksgiving with Jay's family and our friends whom we haven't seeing in a year or so but we are unsure if we'll even be able to get out of Buffalo. The thruways have been shut down and there are a ton of trucks and cars stranded. It really is quite the disaster but I have confidence that the State of New York can help us recover as quick as possible. It's true when people say that you definitely have to know how to survive in the winter to live here in Buffalo, because you never know when we'll get hit with an icy blast. Natural disasters are a force not to be reckoned with but it's kind of a blessing in disguise because it reminds us who we are as human beings and what good we can do for each other in times of desperation. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Photos by Jason Lecht