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We Want Your Irene Updates!

We Want Your Irene Updates!

Hurricane Irene is expected to impact over 65 million people over the next several days and there is no question that this could be one of the most serious storms to hit the eastern seaboard in half a century if the forecast holds true.

With Western New Yorkers all over the United States, 2 Your Town is asking you the viewers to help keep us in the loop of what is going on from the ground level. 

Send us your pictures, videos, and updates on the conditions you or your loved ones are seeing from the hurricane’s path.

To stay updated on the storm from other areas, check out our sister stations in Jacksonville, Washington DC and Portland, Maine.

5 Ways to Beat The Heat On a Budget

5 Ways to Beat The Heat On a Budget

It's officially a heatwave here in Buffalo. As we all sweat through our shirts, we begin looking for ways to cool off. For those of us on a budget, however, cooling off can be a challenge. It's easy to run through our sprinklers or hose each other off, but when even that becomes tiresome, we must search for more creative alternatives. 

 The Mall

It may sound silly, but the mall is the best way to get access to free air conditioning. It's also a great way to get light exercise while staying out of the scorching heat. It is common knowledge that a 30 minute walk, 3 days a week is a great way to stay healthy. However, as temperatures soar to the 90s, walking outside for that long can not only be uncomfortable, it can be dangerous. A brisk walk around an air-conditioned mall is a great alternative to risking dehydration or heat stroke, especially for the elderly.

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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.

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.” 

Free Adult Flu Shot & Health Screening Clinic at The Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – December 1, 2010 – The winter season is here and we want to help adult members in the community fight the flu virus. Flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes screenings will be given: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 6th, at 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201.

Insurance cards should be brought if the person is insured. If a person does not have insurance, they will not be turned away. This event is free to the community and sponsored by Catholic Health Charities Health Connection, The Belle Center and Holy Cross Church.