LI sends trucks, supplies to Buffalo amid snowstorm
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone answered Buffalo's call for aid after record snowfall walloped the upstate New York region.
A convoy of equipment, supplies and people left for Buffalo earlier today.
"When we got the call yesterday asking for assistance for Buffalo, my response was 'absolutely, whatever they need,'" said Bellone.
Nassau County also sent its own convoy upstate today.
Buffalo is coping with another three feet of snow following the storm. That's on top of six feet already burying some Buffalo-area neighborhoods. There are also higher snow drifts up to the roofs of homes. At least 100 vehicles are abandoned along the New York State Thruway and at least eight people have died.
Many forecasters expect another one to three feet of snow today in the area.
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to host the Jets Sunday, but the game may need to be postponed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it would be "impractical" for the Bills to host the Jets this weekend because of a lake-effect snowstorm that continues to hit the region.
The decision will ultimately be made by the NFL.