The news of the Buffalo snow storm has confirmed that, finally, winter is here. But here are a few stories from the Buffalo region that truly depict the resilience of the people. They survived a truly epic snowstorm.
A baby girl was born during the storm – and she came into this world in a local firehouse.
On an early Tuesday morning, Bethany Hojnacki went into labor. Her husband, Jared Hojnacki tried to get her to the hospital but the roads leading there were blocked. Luckily, a nurse was also stuck in the same jam. Having nowhere else to go, the Hojnackis found solace in a firehouse, where Lucy Grace Hojnacki was born, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces.
Apparently this family wasn’t the only medical emergency to brace the storm.
The many, many people who ended up stranded:
Hour 13 trapped in the snow. Dry goods and vodka. We will make it. -DK pic.twitter.com/bEQhaUokKi— Interpol (@Interpol) November 18, 2014
The Purple Eagles, Niagara University's women's basketball team, ended up stranded on their bus outside Buffalo for more than 24 hours. Luckily they had enough supplies, power and heat to enjoy the experience.
On our way back to campus now! pic.twitter.com/urg4bYAhiD— NiagaraWBB (@NiagaraWBB) November 19, 2014
Adored house pets were not spared from the feeling of being stuck, either.
This is what a dog looks like when it wants to call its airline. Buffalo is getting buried in snow. pic.twitter.com/2mBHUDAwQz— Tom Green (@TGDaybreak) November 18, 2014
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People had to rely on all sorts of ways to survive, from pilfering Doritos from an abandoned delivery truck, to making their own beer coolers.
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Forget getting stuck in your car – how about finding your car first?
It’s even affecting the NFL. A game scheduled to take place on Sunday between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might not happen - because the stadium is filled with snow. Where do you put all that snow? We don’t exactly know, but the Bills have brought in reinforcements, asking fans to come in and shovel snow for $10 per hour.
For once, #Buffalo is the talk of the NFL...and it's not because of football.— Ashley Petty (@billsmafia_babe) November 20, 2014
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Despite all of this, it’s good to see that people’s sense of humor remained intact.
And that the people of Buffalo tried to make the best of a bad situation.
If there's 1 positive that comes out of this knife of a snowstorm, it's media is finally calling #Buffalo "Western NY" & not "Upstate"— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) November 19, 2014
What’s that saying? There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. That definitely inspired this Buffalo resident.