Burstein, G., Blank, J., Fricano Chalmers, T., et al. (2015). Notes from the Field: Snowstorm-Related Mortality — Erie County, New York, November 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). 64(33);920-921.
The authors describe a recent snowstorm that exceeded weather forecasts and contributed to 11 deaths in Southern Erie County (NY). Most of these deaths were "potentially preventable," and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a winter weather checklist to emphasize the importance of preparing for similar weather events.