- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 16, 2001
On average, Buffalo, New York receives 93 inches of snowfall a year. But the winter of 1977 was far from average. By January of that year, the city had already seen 126 inches. And the worst was yet to come.
BUFFALO BLIZZARD relives the extraordinary, six-day storm that led President Carter to declare nine New York counties a federal disaster area--the first time in history that such a designation was made due to snow. Even for the winter-hardened residents of Buffalo, the Blizzard of '77 was unprecedented, and its fury and intensity brought the city to its knees. Here, residents recall how they made it through the storm--some stranded away from their homes, others snowbound within them--while rescue workers and emergency crews speak of their struggles to save people and get the city back on its feet.
Filled with extraordinary footage, this is a fascinating look at what happens when the snow simply won't stop falling.