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Buffalo NY Snow Storm Event of The Century.

Buffalo NY is experiencing one of the most intense Snow Storm Events in History that could rival the Great Buffalo Blizzard in 1977. The Western New York Region is getting pelted with the most amount of snow fall in a five mile radius in the shortest period of time. The residence of the area are literally trapped inside their houses with no escape. Some have tried getting around by snow mobiles and have failed. Erie County New York is under a State of Emergency with Traveling Bans in over 20 towns. The I90 Highway which runs across the state and into PA is shut down for over 100 Miles from Erie Pa all the way to Rochester NY. The snow storm is expected to go all the way until Friday with the second band coming in tomorrow on Thursday Morning. Some parts of Erie County are expecting any where between 70 to 100 inches of snow burying everything in sight. Schools are already cancelled and most likely be cancelled through the week. This by far is the most intense storm that the region has ever had.
 

Photos are all courtesy of WIBV and WKBW Buffalo News Stations. If you want to see more of the pics go to these sites.

  

Our goal is only $75 total. Please help us make this happen.

In Erie County, PA, there is only one endocrinologist willing to see trans patients, and this endocrinologist (who shall remain nameless) is notoriously unfriendly and incompetent.

Because of this, many transitioning people in Erie are forced to travel outside the city and sometimes the state to find a decent endocrinologist, and unfortunately, many in our community cannot afford to do so.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is considered medically-necessary care for transitioning people by both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). When forced to go without it, transitioning people often suffer from intense gender dysphoria, severe depression, even suicidal ideation.

Many transitioning people, left with no other choice, turn to self-medicating with hormones purchased on the street or shady pharmaceutical websites based in China and India. Self-medicating is very dangerous and can lead to permanent liver damage, cardiovascular disease, blindness, and even death.

Shuttle to Pittsburgh

Transfamily of Erie is currently in the planning stages to arrange a free one-day shuttle for transitioning people in need to reach a trans-friendly endocrinologist in Pittsburgh.

Transfamily will not cover any medical cost, though we are searching for an endocrinologist that will accept Medicaid and other forms of insurance and will be willing to work with low-income patients on financing.

Our start-up cost would be only $75 total to pay for a rental car and gas to transport 4-6 people. Ideally, we would like to have the shuttle run once every three months, and would scale up our capacity as interest increases.

We already have been contacted by several people who have expressed need for this shuttle and hope to have it up and running by the end of the month.

Please help us. Every dollar counts.

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New York pummelled with snow storms

A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area before pummeling already buried towns to the south with the threat of 1 to 3 feet more.

But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn’t the only worry. Forecasters warned a rapid weekend warmup and rain could turn all that snow into floods.

“It’s a force of nature, a massive force of nature,” Deputy Erie County Commissioner Richard Tobe said during a Thursday morning briefing, where he announced an eight storm-related death. “We’re prepared, but the storm is gigantic and persistent.”

Even for Buffalo, a place that typically shrugs at snow, this was a stunning snowfall — the kind of onslaught folks will be telling their grandchildren about. (AP)

(Photos by AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank, AP Photo/Mike Groll, AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)

See more images from the storm and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

deathly beautiful. last i heard, 7 have died in this storm so far, one i went to high school with. where i live, the snow is above my head, plus even higher snowdrifts up to like 10 feet, probably higher. most of us are trapped in our homes. some without power & no emergency help available. roofs are caving in. cars are abandoned & completely buried on the roads. if you need to get somewhere you have to attempt to walk or snowmobile. necessities running out. nearly every store & road is closed. i am feeling cabin fever coming on. i need OUT. 

Archaeologists dig up backyard of living museum at Hull House

Among several archaeological excavations undertaken this summer by the Archaeological Survey in the Department of Anthropology is the ongoing search for and excavation of outbuildings at Lancaster’s Hull Family Home and Farmstead, one of Western New York’s most significant historic sites that is anchored by the oldest substantial stone dwelling in Erie County.

As part of the effort by the Hull House Foundation to restore the farmstead to its original composition, archaeologists led by Ryan Austin, research analyst with the Archaeological Survey, are working to locate the remains of the property’s outbuildings, which are expected to include a threshing barn, well, animal pens, privy and possibly an outside oven and smoke house. A room that may have served as a root cellar recently was unearthed. Read more.

Possible new Erie County forest in the works 

221 acres of untouched natural Western New York landscape may soon become an Erie County forest; a private owner is selling the land on the condition it remains preserved. Currently, some funding stands between the county purchase of the land. The new county forest land, if all works out, will be adjacent to County Forest 8 almost doubling the land the currently serves as a water source for Eighteen Mile Creek. The effort is being led by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and The Nature Conservancy to protect over 1,000 acres of this critical waterway source.