A Buffalo nurse’s heartbreaking final text messages claim emergency crews didn’t “give a f***” about rescuing her during the historic upstate New York blizzard before dying, as the death toll continues to climb to 34.
Anndel Taylor wrote she was getting increasingly “livid” as she waited upwards of 30 hours in her car before likely dying of carbon monoxide poisoning, her family said per a previous Shade Room report.
“They don’t gaf man i stg,” Taylor wrote, using initials for “give a f***” and “swear to God.”
Buffalo Nurse’s Final Texts Claim Emergency Crews Didn’t “Give A F***” After City Was Hammered With 50+ Inches Of Snow
In a TikTok video, one of Taylor’s sisters tearfully shared an hours-long group chat that ended with images of the snow-covered car Taylor was found in on Christmas Eve on one of the coldest holidays in modern history.
Over 60 people total are dead across the U.S., with 34 people killed in the hardest-hit area of Erie County, New York, where the city of Buffalo received a whopping 50+ inches of snow, according to The Independent.
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz confirmed three additional deaths, making last weekend’s blizzard the deadliest storm in western New York in at least two generations, the outlet reports.
https://gofund.me/a2b26868 ANNDEL TAYLOR please keep my girl name alive and bring her home to Charlotte ! She will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN 👼🏾💫 Sit pretty baby and roll a FAT one 💋💞
Meanwhile, Taylor’s tragic passing has been the most highly-publicized thus far, with the 22-year-old student nurse’s death coming shortly before her 23rd birthday.
Final Texts Show Buffalo Nurse’s Frustration At Lack Of Help As She Languished Inside Her Snow-Covered Car
Her final texts she sent to her three sisters in North Carolina revealed her plight in real-time on Friday, with a video of her car covered in snow and ice.
“Stuck in a f—ing blizzard,” she wrote.
Unaware of the tragedy to come, Sylva, one of the sisters, replied with “Lmao” — an abbreviation for “laughing my a** off,” and compared the situation to when “SpongeBob had to deliver them pizzas in.”
But several hours later, Taylor said she was still stuck, on a trip to work that normally takes only eight minutes.
At that point, her car’s muffler was “damn near on the ground already” and there was “snow up to the tires,” she texted her sisters in the group chat, making it impossible to drive.
“I’m mad irritated,” she went on to text.
Anndel Taylor, 22, died in her car after being trapped by Buffalo blizzard while driving home from work. She was found after 18 hours. She sent her family this final video from inside the car. pic.twitter.com/w8GBwR9UOm
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 27, 2022
Taylor remained expectant that rescue crews would soon arrive despite the long wait, the texts show.
“They sending a cop to me,” she said, adding she didn’t know “how long thats gunna take.”
“I Don’t Know How Long This Gas Will Last” She Told Her Sisters In Group Chat
After another few hours, one of the sisters checked on her, asking “you still out there Pookie?” about 5 1/2 hours after she got trapped by the snow, to which she replied “unfortunately.”
That’s when Taylor’s sense of urgency began to kick in, as emergency crews failed to reach her.
“All might be out,” she said of the emergency response. “UNPREPARED!!! In a state known for” snow.
Taylor went on to tell her sisters that she did have heat in her car, but didn’t “know how long this gas will last,” telling them a few times that she planned to sleep while waiting for assistance from rescue crews.
“I’m livid bro my door damn near covered,” she wrote.
Family Is Livid Over Anndel Taylor’s Death, As National Guard, State & Military Police Deployed To Buffalo
Tomeshia Brown, the sister who shared the tribute – which has been viewed more than three million times as of Wednesday – made it clear that she is furious at the lack of help her sister received.
She “still got presents under the tree” for Christmas,” her sister said.
Meanwhile, state and military police have now been sent to Buffalo to enforce a driving ban so that emergency crews can clear the snow and reach people stranded in cars and homes.
The state National Guard has also started going door-to-door conducting welfare checks in neighborhoods that lost power.
The death toll is expected to continue to climb as the city continues to work on snow removal.
Those interested in donating to Taylor’s family GoFundMe can do so here.