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November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two more children died as a result of the tornado that smashed down a cafeteria wall at East Coldenham Elementary School near Newburgh, N.Y., last Thursday, bringing the toll to nine. Mark Flanagan, 7, was declared brain dead after a series of tests, and 8-year-old Jennifer Homan died of "brain death secondary to multiple trauma," a hospital spokesman said. Gov. Mario M. Cuomo ordered an investigation into the disaster. Sixteen other children were injured when the tornado struck.
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November 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
The National Guard was sent in Tuesday to help the city dig out after a surprise 2-foot snowstorm trapped motorists in their cars and stranded thousands of workers and schoolchildren overnight at offices, supermarkets, City Hall and restaurants. "It's like an army just came through and just started hitting us with snow, that's how everything looks," said 12-year-old Journey Cooper, one of seven youngsters who spent the night at a hotel.
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NEWS
November 17, 1989 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As stunned residents in this city Thursday began digging out from under the devastation of a tornado that killed 17 in a rush-hour horror scene, the same violent weather front blew in an elementary cafeteria wall in upstate New York, killing 7 children and injuring 18. That brought to at least 27 the total number killed in two days of fierce weather sweeping through the South and East. Hundreds have been injured and thousands made homeless.
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November 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of schoolchildren were forced to spend Monday night at supermarkets, restaurants and community centers after a powerful storm paralyzed the city with 2 feet of snow. About 2,000 students were expected to be stranded all night, authorities estimated. School officials stressed that all children were safe and being cared for, but some parents were frantic.
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September 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Violent thunderstorms and possible tornadoes bent flagpoles and blew out windows. Four people were killed: two were hit by debris at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, one man died when a tree fell at a park in the Bronx and a boater fell overboard and drown in New Jersey. At least seven people were injured at the fair, and 20 buildings were severely damaged at Syracuse University, leaving about 140 students homeless.
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January 5, 1999 | From Reuters
Cold winds blew bands of heavy snow across the Great Lakes onto western New York on Monday, dumping up to a foot and a half and causing treacherous whiteout conditions on roads. The so-called lake-effect snow, in which cold winds pick up moisture from the warmer water below and drop it in the form of snow on coastal areas, was expected to last into today, the National Weather Service said.
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November 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
An American Airlines pilot asked passengers during a severe storm to vote on whether to divert the flight to a New York state airport or turn back to Chicago, two passengers said Wednesday, but federal aviation investigators said it was a simple misunderstanding. American Airlines denied that the pilot of Flight 492 to New York's La Guardia Airport had let passengers make such a decision last Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that tore through five New York counties May 31, two local American Red Cross disaster-relief volunteers are lending a helping hand to the victims in Albany, N.Y. Frank Chew of Canoga Park and Bill Frazer of Mission Hills arrived in Albany last week to provide disaster-relief services, said Mike Powers, a spokesman for the organization's Los Angeles chapter. Chew, a licensed psychologist, is serving as a volunteer disaster mental health specialist.
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January 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
A fierce "lake effect" storm packing winds of up to 48 mph brought travel to a halt Saturday with up to 2 feet of snow, too much even for a city accustomed to severe winter weather. "Being from Buffalo, I've seen worse. But it's bad out there," said Robert Smith, a service station mechanic who watched people struggle to walk down a snow-clogged street. "I guess we're paying for the mild winter we had so far."
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January 5, 1999 | From Reuters
Cold winds blew bands of heavy snow across the Great Lakes onto western New York on Monday, dumping up to a foot and a half and causing treacherous whiteout conditions on roads. The so-called lake-effect snow, in which cold winds pick up moisture from the warmer water below and drop it in the form of snow on coastal areas, was expected to last into today, the National Weather Service said.
NEWS
September 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Violent thunderstorms and possible tornadoes bent flagpoles and blew out windows. Four people were killed: two were hit by debris at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, one man died when a tree fell at a park in the Bronx and a boater fell overboard and drown in New Jersey. At least seven people were injured at the fair, and 20 buildings were severely damaged at Syracuse University, leaving about 140 students homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that tore through five New York counties May 31, two local American Red Cross disaster-relief volunteers are lending a helping hand to the victims in Albany, N.Y. Frank Chew of Canoga Park and Bill Frazer of Mission Hills arrived in Albany last week to provide disaster-relief services, said Mike Powers, a spokesman for the organization's Los Angeles chapter. Chew, a licensed psychologist, is serving as a volunteer disaster mental health specialist.
NEWS
January 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
A fierce "lake effect" storm packing winds of up to 48 mph brought travel to a halt Saturday with up to 2 feet of snow, too much even for a city accustomed to severe winter weather. "Being from Buffalo, I've seen worse. But it's bad out there," said Robert Smith, a service station mechanic who watched people struggle to walk down a snow-clogged street. "I guess we're paying for the mild winter we had so far."
NEWS
March 30, 1996 | From Reuters
In a region that had already broken records for snowfall this winter, more snow, freezing rain and sleet fell on metropolitan New York and New Jersey for several hours Friday, defying spring and making roads slippery for commuters. The area's three major airports remained open with scattered delays. There were also some delays on suburban train lines during and after the storm, which lasted about five hours. A National Weather Service spokesman said 3.
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December 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
Most Buffalo residents happily took a day off Monday while road crews started digging them out of 3 feet of snow piled up by the city's worst single-day storm on record. "It's such a glorious morning," said Bo DeJenka, skiing along a city street. "There are mountains of snow and a sunny sky. Forget about your chores, forget about your job. Go skiing and have hot cocoa at the end of the day." Not everyone shared his opinion. Many stores and offices were closed. A concert was canceled.
NEWS
March 30, 1996 | From Reuters
In a region that had already broken records for snowfall this winter, more snow, freezing rain and sleet fell on metropolitan New York and New Jersey for several hours Friday, defying spring and making roads slippery for commuters. The area's three major airports remained open with scattered delays. There were also some delays on suburban train lines during and after the storm, which lasted about five hours. A National Weather Service spokesman said 3.
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December 11, 1995 | from Associated Press
A dynamo of a storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Buffalo on Sunday, shutting down a city that prides itself on waking up each winter morning prepared for the worst. That's just what people got with the snow that began falling Saturday evening and kept on going. While not nearly as big as the blizzard of 1977, which lasted for days, the storm laid down 34 inches of snow in less than 24 hours to break the record set in 1982 by 9 inches. And more was in the forecast.
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December 11, 1995 | from Associated Press
A dynamo of a storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Buffalo on Sunday, shutting down a city that prides itself on waking up each winter morning prepared for the worst. That's just what people got with the snow that began falling Saturday evening and kept on going. While not nearly as big as the blizzard of 1977, which lasted for days, the storm laid down 34 inches of snow in less than 24 hours to break the record set in 1982 by 9 inches. And more was in the forecast.
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
An American Airlines pilot asked passengers during a severe storm to vote on whether to divert the flight to a New York state airport or turn back to Chicago, two passengers said Wednesday, but federal aviation investigators said it was a simple misunderstanding. American Airlines denied that the pilot of Flight 492 to New York's La Guardia Airport had let passengers make such a decision last Thursday.
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