Long Beach pays it forward by helping snow-buried Buffalo

The city of Long Beach has come a long way since it was crippled by Superstorm Sandy, but its residents and officials have not forgotten all of the help they received in those trying times. In a show

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2014, 3:43 PM

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Long Beach pays it forward by helping snow-buried Buffalo
The city of Long Beach has come a long way since it was crippled by Superstorm Sandy, but its residents and officials have not forgotten all of the help they received in those trying times.
In a show of thankfulness, six trucks and 11 city residents are bound for Buffalo, which has been pummeled by a record 7 feet of snow. At least 12 deaths there are being blamed on the snow, and forecasters are now worried that warming temperatures could bring major flooding.
The Long Beach trucks will help to plow Buffalo's streets, and the travelers will look to help out in any way they can. They say it's the least they can do after all the help Long Beach received during Sandy; many state troopers and regular residents from Buffalo came down to help in 2012.
It's about a seven-hour drive from Long Beach to Buffalo, but the group says it expects the trip to take much longer due to the snowy conditions. Still, they hope to return by Wednesday night to make it back in time for Thanksgiving on Long Island.


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