Where were you when the October Storm hit Western New York?

Posted at 9:04 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 09:06:34-04

It's a storm many of us will remember for the rest of our lives. 

The October Snow Storm dumped one to two feet of heavy wet snow across Erie and Genesee County 12-years ago. The snow broke branches off of leaf-filled trees across the area, causing a wide range of issues.

Falling branches destroyed the area's power supply knocking out electricity to around 400,000 people, some for more than a week. The crisis resulted in FEMA responding and emergency declarations being issued.

According to the National Weather Service, it cost more than $150 million for crews to remove debris caused by the storm. 

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