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Brian Mazurowski
July 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Utilities are getting ready for the heat to put extra stress on the power grid. National Grid has been sending emails to customers in the hope that they will listen to their requests to scale back energy use during peak hours to reduce the chance of outages. "Our system is...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It'll be a hot and busy weekend in WNY. As you check out the numerous festivals, fire officials are urging you to stay safe and stay hydrated. The heat index is forecast to exceed 100, and Dr. Joe Bart of the Buffalo Fire Department says there's a misconception about when to...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With oppressive heat and humidity on the way, the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls are opening cooling centers for the weekend. Several air-conditioned cooling centers will be open in Buffalo on Friday, with some sites continuing to operate this weekend. Residents can also...
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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2018 - 2:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Football, cross country, golf and other Buffalo Public Schools athletic events have been canceled Wednesday under state guidelines regarding the heat index. State guidelines require practices to be canceled if the heat index is forecast to exceed 96 degrees.
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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2018 - 11:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Three cooling centers will be open in Buffalo this weekend, as the mercury stays in the 90s. The three cooling centers on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, to aid persons who are suffering from the heat and do not have access to air-conditioned space. “The combination of...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - With temperatures in the 90s and a heat index hitting the triple digits this weekend, you may be looking for ways to beat the heat. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said that 600 people every year are killed by extreme heat in the United States, so the county...
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Another record-breaking warm day is possible Tuesday, coming after the longest stretch of warm weather that the Buffalo-area has seen all summer or now these first few days of fall. "It could be a trifecta," says 7 First Alert Meteorologist Andy Parker. " We missed Saturday by a couple. We hit...
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(WBEN/ABC) Buffalo starts the season with some beautiful weather bragging rights, while the first day of summer brings some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. region has seen in years. Around here, the start of the summer season will actually turn slightly cooler, according to National Weather...
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