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Furious Winds Slam Buffalo and Western New York

Furious Winds Slam Buffalo and Western New York

Yesterday's furious winds made for some dramatic photos down at Lasalle Park, in Buffalo. Waves pounded the breakwall sending water and mist soaring into air. Curious on-lookers armed with cameras and dressed in winter weather attire found it difficult to navigate through the howling winds, and bone chilling cold.

Boom Days 2011!

Boom Days 2011!

Festivities get underway at 6:30pm, Friday, April 15, as three local landmarks – Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Pearl Street Grille and Templeton Landing.

Compete in a Boom Days Ball Race as we launch three 5-foot in diameter balls into the Niagara River over the railing of the E.M. Cotter, the world’s oldest operating fireboat. Join in the excitement of the race at each participating restaurant as they offer food and drink specials from 6-9pm or follow the action on 97 Rock. The restaurant with the first ball to go over Niagara Falls will be offering additional specials to visiting patrons.

For more information:http://bnriverkeeper.org/boomdays/

Coast Guard Cautions Great Lakes Citizens & Visitors of Dangers of Weakening Ice

Coast Guard Cautions Great Lakes Citizens & Visitors of Dangers of Weakening Ice

CLEVELAND, OH - The U.S. Coast Guard is cautioning those who choose to recreate on ice-covered waterways in the Great Lakes region that warmer weather expected this week and coming weekend may accelerate melting of ice fields, resulting in dangerous conditions.

Prior to going on or near any ice-covered waterways, people should check local weather forecasts and the National Weather Service's Marine Forecasts: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/home.htm

The Coast Guard and other U.S.

NYPA Begins Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom Installation

NYPA Begins Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom Installation

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced preparations for installation of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom began Nov. 29, with installation expected to be completed the week of Dec. 13.  This marks the first time the ice boom is being installed from its new warm-weather storage location accessed at 100 Katherine St.—a 10.3 acre parcel on the Buffalo River in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. 

“With the installation of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom this year, we see the benefits of several years of hard work by the community and the Power Authority to find the right alternative storage location,” said Richard M. Kessel, president and chief executive officer, NYPA. “The former site is now valuable property for waterfront development, and the new area has the space and water access needed without any compromise for proper operations.”