After a huge snowstorm struck the state of New York covering it with up to 2 meters of snow it took emergency services several days to clear the mess. Now authorities fear the melting snow could cause major flooding in the area.
More than 775 members of the New York National Guard were deployed in Erie County and Buffalo on Sunday to help emergency workers with flood prevention operations, Reuters reports.
The National Guard deployed two helicopters and 20 high axle vehicles for driving through flood waters, along with numerous dump trucks, tractor-trailers and airfield-grade snow-removal machinery.
Last Tuesday was registered as the coldest November day since 1976 with all 50 states suffering freezing temperatures. Thirteen people died in the aftermath of the record fall that buried roads and homes in up to 2 meters of snow.