February 21, 2024 On Wednesday, February 21, C2SMARTER hosted a...Read More
In December 2022, the City of Buffalo in Erie County, New York experienced a “generational storm” that claimed the lives of 31 residents and brought activity to a standstill for nearly a week. Mayor Byron Brown commissioned the NYU Wagner School to conduct an analysis of the storm’s impacts and to identify actionable solutions aimed at improving preparation and recovery, and reducing loss of life and property in the future.
- Roads: How disastrous road conditions and insufficient snow removal resources impeded the storm response and recovery
- Utilities: How power losses affected residents and city operations
- Communications: How warnings and emergency messages were communicated to the public
- Equity: How the storm exacerbated existing inequities in the city of Buffalo