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Winter storm prep now in multiple languages, rereleased by International Institute of Buffalo


Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 05:20 pm

The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) updated and rereleased what it’s calling “important life-saving information in many languages on its website to help more people prepare for the coming winter storm.”

IIB translated the winter weather preparedness information fliers into the top languages spoken in Western New York, including Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Karen, Pashto, Somali and Swahili.

“We encourage everyone to download the PDFs and email them or pass them along to their friends, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone else who might benefit from the information,“ said Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, executive director of the International Institute of Buffalo. “We also encourage local governments, libraries, schools, clubs, faith-based organizations, and other institutions to print out the flyers, post them on bulletin boards and put them on their websites.”

Noting that “it’s never too late to prepare for a storm,” Rizzo-Choi said people should not take winter weather for granted.

A press release noted, “The information will also be helpful to people from other parts of the country who may have experienced winter weather, but not of the severity that makes Western New York famous.”

The information is on the International Institute of Buffalo website at https://iibuffalo.org/snow/

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