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By Tim Mahan

VDP is an acronym for Variable Data Printing. A lot of people do not know what VDP is. Surprisingly even a lot of people in the printing industry. Some of them think is means simply adding some variable text or a customers name to a printed item, which is NOT VDP.* This article then, as well as some linked quotes, will try to explain, in more detail, what VDP is.

The term was first coined by Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus, School of Print Media, Rochester Institute of Technology, and if you are interested in knowing more, there are a number of good articles on the subject by Romano and others at

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Another excellent source, which also has some further links, is Wikipedia which defines Variable Data Printing as …

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“Variable Data Printing or VDP (also known as Variable Information Printing, or VIP) is a form of on-demand printing in which elements such as text, graphics and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next without stopping or slowing down the press, using information from a database or external file. For example, a set of personalized letters, each with the same basic layout, can be printed with a different name and address on each letter. Variable data printing is mainly used for direct marketing, customer relationship management and advertising.”

The most common and prolific use of VDP is in direct mail advertising and interestingly the Wikipedia article goes on to point out …

“The returns for variable printing vary from double the normal return at the basic level to 10-15 times the return for fully variable jobs. This naturally depends on content and the relevancy of that content, but the technique presents an effective tool for increasing ROI on marketing campaigns.”

In some future articles we will also be explaining PURL’s, or Personalized Web Pages, AKA landing pages, including some case studies and response rates using both VDP and PURLs.

*In regard to printers who simply ink jet or laser print some variable text, a 2007 white paper entitled “Whats in the Mailbox? The Impact of One-to-One Marketing on consumer Response” prepared by Winterberry Group LLC in conjunction with research and perspective provided by Mintel International Group Ltd/Comperemedia, Responsys and Vertis Communications, they point out …

“Simple personalizationcommonly exercised as the addition of a recipients name, address or basic personal information to a message is no longer a competitive advantage given its proliferation and the advent of highly sophisticated targeting methodologies”

New high speed presses that are able to create different versions of a marketing piece have revolutionized the way companies communicate. State of the art printers such as the XEROX IGEN III draw information from a database to produce personalized copy, offers, and art for individual recipients.

Variable data printing campaigns allow for one small print run to contain multiple designs. This eliminates the need for inventories of different versions, resulting in a low buy in and no outdated reprint. Some industries are deeply involved in this process already. Real estate brokers, faced with ever changing inventories, utilize VDP to feature different properties without having to invest in large runs. Variable data printing allows for mall print runs to be combined into one job so that economies of scale can be reached by low volume users.

To lower costs, several disparate designs from multiple firms can e printed together, presorted as a group, and mailed in bulk as long as the dimensions of the piece are the same. This is a win-win situation. Efficiency is improved for the printer because down time and set up are minimized. For the marketer, larger print runs mean reduced production costs while maintaining a custom-tailored message for each recipient.

About the Author: Tim Mahan has been in Direct mail and database marketing for over 30 years, both as a consultant and in sales. Personalized direct mail using PURLs – Personalized URLs and VDP- Variable Data Printing to build and capture current sales opportunities.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

A fast, but potent, snowstorm passing through the United States state of Colorado dropped more than a foot of snow and caused a 35-car pile-up on one of the U.S.’s major highways, Interstate 70.

The collision happened Saturday morning when white-out conditions, caused by 68 MPH sustained winds, hit the area. Despite the pileup, officials report that there were no major injuries.

Interstate 70 was closed in both directions on Saturday, on a route from Denver to the Kansas state border, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The storm also forced the closure of 125 miles of highway on Interstate 80.

A blizzard warning remained in effect for parts of Kansas and Nebraska.

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Friday, April 15, 2005

The last British-owned volume car manufacturer, MG Rover, has closed down, with the loss of 5,000 jobs.

International accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCooper was brought in last week to put the company into administration. Today PwC announced that MG Rover’s only hope, the Chinese car company SAIC, had no interest in buying the ailing firm. With no further source of revenue, PwC has closed the company’s factory in Longbridge, Birmingham and has laid off 5,000 workers.

Some 1,000 workers will continue for a while to complete the remaining cars left on the production line.

The BBC reported PwC joint administrator Tony Lomas as saying “We’ll explore what we would describe as the break-up of the business, we will carry on with the interested parties who want to talk about pieces of the business.”. PwC said around 70 offers for various parts of the company had been made but no serious offers of money made.

Recent efforts to save the company had been centered on convincing SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.) to buy the company as a going concern, but the Chinese company stated it would only buy the company if it’s financial position could be guaranteed to be secure for at least two years. The British government could not make such a commitment due to European Union trade and competition rules.

The SAIC company did buy the designs for the 75 and 25 models and for the K-Series engines for £67m.

The Rover car company has a long but troubled history. It was formed in 1968 after a series of mergers of existing car manufacturers, and was nationalized in 1975 after it ran into financial difficulties. In 1979 a long-running deal to collaborate on developing new vehicles was established with the Japanese company Honda. In 1988 the company was privatized and was bought by British Aerospace. In 1994 British Aerospace sold the business to BMW, who then sold the Land Rover brand to Ford and finally sold the company in 2000 for just £10, retaining the well-known Mini brand for themselves. The MG Rover company was run by a private group until its collapse.

MG Rover has not launched a new model since the 75 was introduced in 1998 during the period of ownership by BMW. Their next newest model was the 25, originally launched as the 200 series some ten years ago. Rover also produced the 45, which dates from 1990, and the ZF sports car first launched in 1995. Sales of Rover cars accounted for just 3% of the UK car market in 2004.

Tony Blair announced a £150 million support package for the recently unemployed workers of the MG Rover plants, though it has been claimed that his generous offer may be more as a result of the nearby marginal seats in the upcoming elections than compassion on his part.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Last Monday, the police of Barcelona, Spain killed Younes Abouyaaqoub at At Subirats, west of Barcelona. Before the kill, the police started international search for the van driver on the preceding Sunday. When policemans tried to arrest him, he faced them so the police opened fire. On Monday, a woman saw a man resemble Younes’s photo provided by police, and wear long sleeves on a hot 30°C day. The woman alerted police. Police sent a robot to remove the explosives in the body of the man to prevent the security of the policemans in case to be real and allow the identification of the suspect, after they shot the man and subsequently confirmed his identity. Abouyaaqoub was the driver of the van that trampled and killed 13 persons and injured more of one hundred persons in La Rambla of Barcelona.

When the police arrive to the place and they tried to arrest the fugitive, he opened his shirt and showed a fake suicide belt while he said in high voice “Allah is great” and he walked over 13 meters until policemans so the Mossos opened fire. Next, police used robots to remove a fake suicide belt from the man. The belt may have contained explosives. Then while a police helicopter was observing the scene from air, police approached the man and confirmed that there were no explosives. Then police confirmed the man’s identity and found he also had knives.

Younes was the twelfth suspect in the Thursday van attack at La Rambla pedestrian walk. Police suspected him as the van driver. Police had started looking for Abouyaaqoub in France and Catalonia on Sunday.

The Moroccan citizen Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22 years old, was being pursued by police in Catalonia and near the French border. He is the only one of the twelve suspects still at large. Authorities believe he was in France. Abouyaaqoub was suspected of being the driver of the van used in the attack. According to his family, he exhibited more religiously conservative behaviour over the past year and became became reluctant to deal with women. After finished the attack Abouyaaqoub had to stole a car to make his escape and the driver of this car was killed by him.

Abouyaaqoub was in Subirats, a city on west of Barcelona when he has found by the Barcelona police, Mossos, and they were shot and killed to the fugitive. The suspect of the attack in Barcelona was wearing an explosive belt and the police didn’t inmediately identify him as Abouyaaqoub. A robot was used to remove the explosives while polices did the identification of the man died. The fugitive aroused suspicion to a woman because he had inadeaquates clothes for a hot day. The area where Abouyaaqoub was killed is a rural area, with too little population and it has pine trees.

The attack took place at 17:10 local time, (UTC+0100). The van drove 500 meters along a pedestrian walkway, killing 13 people, injuring more than a hundred. The van driver fled on foot. Local police officers searched the surroundings and arrested two suspects, but the van driver they did not find was not arrested.

According to the local government, victims included citizens from 24 different countries, including France, Venezuela, Ireland, Peru, Algeria, China, Belgium (1 dead), Greece (1 injured), Australia (1 dead, 2 injured), Taiwan (2 injured), Hong Kong (1 injured), and Germany (unknown whether dead or injured). Many of the injured taken to the hospital were tourists unable to speak Spanish. The hospitals called for interpreters to assist in communication with the patients. An Australian seven-year old boy is among the dead. He was alive when he arrived at the hospital but did not survive.

Public transportation services had been stopped and the square of Catalonia has been closed to prevent further attacks and to allow emergency services reach any emergencies faster. The police, asserting safety concerns, have asked people not share images or data about the attack on the Internet.

According to a Spanish broadcaster RTVE, the local police arrested Driss Oukabir as a suspect, and his identification documents were found in the van involved in the attack. The local news outlet also said that the suspect claimed his identification documents were missing and might have been stolen by his brother. Local police refused to comment on the identity of the individuals arrested., Mossos D’Esquadra, denied this report. Via Twitter, Mossos D’Esquadra said they had arrested a suspect and the incident was investigated as a “terrorist attack”.–>

The Amaq news outlet, allegedly linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, claimed ISIS was responsible for the, saying “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State”. They did not disclose the identities of the attackers. They alleged the attack was meant to target a coalition of countries at war with Iraq and Syria.

A few hours after the first disaster, another attack took place in Cambrils, near Tarragona. The Catalonian police reported they had shot the suspects, killing at least five and injuring one. The police authorities said that the two attacks were connected. In the Cambrils attacks the police killed another Abouyaaqoub´s relatives, a brother and two cousings, all people were using fakes explosives belts, the car used by the three persons overturned and while they exited, the vehicle the police shot and killed them.

This was Spain’s deadliest attack since 2004, when 192 people were injured during their commute on trains in Madrid.

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Monday, August 28th, 2017 | Author:

Attractive Places in Yosemite

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Yosemite National Park with 748,542 acres of land was established in 1890. Yosemite National Park is one of Californias and Americas most important national reserves. This park gets close to 4 million visitors per year. Some interesting places worth watching are as follows:

Merced River:

Name originates from the title River of our Lady of Mercy given to the river by Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga. Merced is a free flowing river and only runs in the spring from April to July depending on winter snow pack. The 28 miles of the Merced River from Red Bud to Bagby contains two sections.

Sierra Nevada Range: The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range located in U.S. states of California and Nevada. The range is also known as the Sierra, the High Sierra and the Sierras. The Sierra Nevada range extends more than 250 mi from the Mojave Desert in the Cascade Region and it averages about 50 mi in width. The peaks of the range are 11,000-14,000 ft.

Yosemite Falls: Yosemite falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Being 739 meters from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls qualifies Yosemite falls as the seventh highest waterfall in the world. Although referred as two-stage drop, the falls actually consist of three sections: Upper Falls, Middle Cascades and Lower falls.

El Captain:

El Captain is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located o the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. El Captain is one of natures most impressive monuments standing 3000 ft over the valley floor. El Captain is one of the worlds greatest rock climbing challenges.

Bridalveil Fall: Bridalveil fall is one of the most important waterfalls in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is 188 meters and flows year round. Primary source of Bridaveli Falls is Ostrander Lake, some 16 kilometers to the south.

Half Dome: Half dome is a granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft above the valley floor. Half dome is located in northeastern Mariposa Country, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. For many years, people were not able to climb Half Dome, but in 1919 a cable route was added to Half Domes eastern face and Yosemite hikers can now pull themselves up the steep grade to the top.

Three Brothers: Three Brothers are a rock formation in Yosemite Valley, California, USA. They are located just east of El Captain and are made up of Eagle Peak and Middle and Lower Brothers.

Vernal fall: Vernal Fall is a large waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada fall in Yosemite National Park, California.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

A researcher from Holland, Michigan claims to have found an unmarked grave containing human remains from Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501. The airliner vanished over Lake Michigan in 1950 with 55 passengers and three crew.

Valerie van Heest says she has discovered that human remains washed ashore after the June 23 crash, the cause of which remains undetermined although severe weather at the time may have had an impact. She says that after the remains appeared they were placed in a mass grave in nearby Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph without the relatives being notified. The grave was never marked.

Both the Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates, who document shipwrecks in the area, and author Clive Cussler have spent years searching for the McDonnell-Douglas DC4 but without success.

Van Heest Said of the victims’ relatives “After more than a half-century they are still interested in learning what befell their loved ones… One 89-year-old woman in New York lost her mother in the crash. She told me, ’Valerie, please help find her before I die.’ ”

A black granite monument engraved with the names of everyone on board has been donated by a funeral home in South Haven. It will be unveiled at a ceremony on September 20. The families of 47 of the 58 victims have been notified of the new developments.

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Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Author:

Quality roofing is essential and for to your home’s well being

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Scott Rice

Destruction, mold, moisture, or heat problems in their home, have your friends or family ever had experienced or even you in your own home? To your home’s well being, quality roofing is essential and for to your home’s well being, it is one of the most important aspects and to keeping your roof like new, roofing ventilation is vital. A roof has to withstand force from many elements such as harsh winds, rain, extreme heat, snow, and ice, to protect you and everything else in your home. The roof must also be simple and light enough to not collapse or get damaged, while being durable and sturdy. In your choice of roofing contractor, it is important to be confident. Roof ventilators are very important in any property.

With the architecture of your residence (gable, mansard, flat, hip, gambrel, etc.) and the climate the building is in (snowy, hot, windy, humid, etc.,)the style of roof chosen must be compatible. Roofing ventilation is extremely important, no matter what climate you live in. While allowing cool air in to create a healthy air exchange, keeping the air inside your house clean and fresh, ventilation is meant to pull warm air out of the building. While allowing cool air in to create a healthy air exchange, keeping the air inside your house clean and fresh, without proper ventilation, problems like these can easily occur.

1) To deteriorate at a fast pace, excess heat and moisture builds up causing building structures, roof shingles, and paint.

2) Costing large amounts of money, overheating forces air conditioners to work harder. High pressure blowers bare also needed in a house.

3) Destructive and harmful for people to breathe, moisture build-up creates mold and mildew which begins to smell and grow bacteria. A great deal of funds to repair is needed in this problem.

Static vents, turbine vents, and ridge vents are included in the types of ventilation system choices.

Static Vents- In many shapes and sizes, these vents can come. Used by professionals, they are inexpensive and are, many times. To cover the roof evenly, multiple units are needed.

Turbine Vents- Affordable, are easy to install, and only one is needed, these vents have been used for many years. However, on wind speed surrounding the vent, the amount of air moved depends. Also, squeaking can begin in the cheaper versions of the vent.

Ridge Vents- Having the most visual appeal, this vent is slim. For evenly distributed air exchange, the stretch design allows. On the productiveness of the ridge vent, changes in wind direction have no effect, and with wind speeds over 100 mph, these types of vents are even proven to be successful.

Each type of vent has its own advantages, and to have one system for you, it is extremely important. The consequences can be a nightmare, without proper ventilation! To keep your roof safe and strong, hire a roofer you can rely on, and let your home be the dream home you always wanted.

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Join the Yoga Classes in West and North Vancouver For Healthy Body and Mind.

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Yoga means to unite. Unite our physical body and our physical mind with our Divine Mind, the Higher Mind. This alignment is basically our physical mind’s cooperation and surrender to the Higher Mind. It is the basic requirement for the people who love yoga very much. Nowadays these are very much popular because mats give the best practice at the time of doing yoga exercises. It enables you to do certain yoga practices properly and efficiently.

Divine Light Yoga brings its distinctive Teacher Training Program to Vancouver in Canada, which are particularly focusing on the understanding of Yoga and creativity. The courses are particularly designed to raise the knowledge of the creative sources within every student. Divine Light Yoga Teacher Training Program is a 200 hour and 500 hours intensive training program and Batch Starts from Feb 19, 2009. They aim to encourage and promote the original flow within students and to show them, how it is kept alive and used in every days life to make the most of it.

Nakul kapur has expert instructor of yoga in Divine Light Yoga, he is instruct several types of yoga like Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga).

1.HATHA YOGA: It prepares us, through kriyas (cleansing techniques), asanas (physical postures) and pranayam (breathing techniques), for higher practices in yoga.

2.KUNDALINI YOGA: Shakti is the active creative force of the universe. It is this life force that binds the whole of creation. It is this life force that is responsible for our existence and is also known as the Kundalini.

3.MANTRA YOGA: A mantra is a combination of syllables or words that correspond to a particular energy vibration. The essential technique is japa, or mental repetition of the mantra to invoke that energy in our selves. If done with concentration and pure intent, it is a form of prayer that purifies and raises our vibrations. It brings a sense of peace and calm, which are essential to meet the Divine within.

4.JNANA YOGA: It is the path of knowledge. Through spiritual knowledge, we are able to discern right from wrong, so that we can make good choices and avoid building bad karma (the law of cause and effect). We use spiritual knowledge to get rid of our bad qualities and replace them with good qualities. Most of our suffering is due to the darkness of ignorance and this suffering can be removed only with the light of knowledge.

5.KARMA YOGA: It is the path of selfless service. Selfless service is at the core of our Higher Self and is the source of true peace and happiness. We express our love for God by serving all His creations. This yoga is the key for making the worldly path a divine path, by helping genuine good people.

6.BHAKTI YOGA: Bhakti is the approach of pure intense love, devotion to God, and attachment to Him alone. God is to be regarded as the devotee’s parent, master, friend, child, husband or sweetheart, each succeeding relationship representing an intensification of love.

7.RAJA YOGA (Ashtanga Yoga): It is a practical and systematic path, codified by sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras somewhere around 200 B.C. It is also known as the eightfold path as it is made up of eight angas, or limbs.

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007.

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  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.

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Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

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A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.

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A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.

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Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Buffalo, New York — Lake effect snow has come early to parts of Western New York prompting a State of Emergency and a flood watch to be issued, especially in Buffalo, New York and its suburbs where nearly 2 feet of snow fell during the afternoon and last night. Snow started to fall at around 12:00 pm EST on Thursday, October 12, heavy at times, and accompanied by thunder and lightning. Forecasters called the weather event “unprecedented.” A driving ban has been issued for Tonawanda, New York, Buffalo and Amherst where at least “80% of roads in Amherst are impassible.” The Buffalo Niagara International Airport opened at almost 3:30 p.m. [EST]. The New York State Throughway, or interstate 90 is closed from nearly Rochester, New York to Dunkirk, New York which is nearly 110 miles long. Motorists at the Williamsville, New York toll barrier are being turned around. A driving ban remains in effect while a state of emergency exists.

Water will be shut off in 24 hours due to the lack of electricity to water pumps in the area and in a press conference, Mayor of Buffalo, Byron Brown issued a “boil water advisory.” Brown also said that “70,000 of the 75,000 residents and businesses in Amherst are still without power.” Residents are asked to bottle water and prepare for the outage. It is not known when water will be turned back on. At least 30 water intake pumps in Erie County, out of the 50 the county has, have no power. Officials say that businesses and residents could be out of water by 5:00 p.m. [EST].

At least 3 people have been killed due to the storm. Two of those people were killed in a two-car accident in Lancaster, New York, and the other person was in Niagara County and died after being hit by a vehicle. One person was crushed and killed by a falling tree in Amherst, while in the process of removing snow from his property.

Hundreds of trees have snapped in half as the snow began to fall around the city. Many trees, which still have their leaves, have broken into pieces as the heavy, wet snow began to pile up, as much as an inch an hour. Early on Thursday, the airport had received nearly 9 inches (23cm) of snow and climbing. The storm has caused many delays and cancellations in flights leaving from or going to Buffalo.

Nearly 400,000 people in Buffalo and surrounding suburbs are still without power and forecasters at the NOAA are warning people “not to go outside in an area where heavy snow has fallen unless absolutely necessary.” Power may not be restored to the affected areas until Sunday and possibly next week in some areas. Damage to trees is extensive with nearly every tree destroyed on Granger Place in Buffalo.

“This was extremely heavy snow and most of the trees still have most of their leaves … we can’t do a complete damage assessment until the snow stops falling,” said spokesman for Niagara Mohawk, Western New York’s area power company, Steve Brady.

“At 8 pm [on Thursday], utility companies were reporting over 50,000 customers without power. The reason for the widespread power outages has been the combination of very heavy water laden snow accumulating on the trees that still have most of their leaves. Tree’s limbs break under the weight of the snow and bring down power lines as they fall,” said a statement on NOAA’s website.

“[This is the] snowiest day in 137 years [of weather records]. Six inches of snow occurred on October 13, 1909 and again on October 31, 1917,” added the NOAA weather statement.

Many business and nearly every school in Western New York are still closed due to the weather and the snow is forecasted to move south again over the Buffalo Metropolitan area, but snow amounts are not expected to be significant. Wind is expected to be strong and gusty which could bring down tree limbs which are broken but still attached to the tree. Some areas could se an additional 6 inches of snow by Saturday morning.

The flood watch takes effect at 2:00 p.m. [EST] and continues through Saturday.

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