Buffalo, New. York – With the potential for extremely cold temperatures in the forecast, Mayor Byron Brown today issued a list of daytime warming centers that will be open on Thursday, February 2nd and Friday, February 3rd in neighborhoods citywide. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could fall below zero for the first time in four years.
Mayor Brown stated, “We want to be sure everyone who needs a place to keep warm has somewhere to go at the end of the week. Buffalo’s daytime and early evening warming centers are one way we can help people in need cope with the forecasted weather that includes single digit temperatures. I remind everyone to use extreme caution, make good decisions, dress appropriately and check on your neighbors.
Daytime and early evening warming centers are available in Buffalo at the following locations.
Autumnwood Senior Center 1800 Clinton Avenue Thurs & Friday/8am-4pm
Delavan Grider Community Center 877 E. Delavan Thurs & Fri/8am-8pm
George K. Arthur Community Center 2056 Genesee Street Thurs & Fri/9am-4pm
Gloria J Parks Community Center 3242 Main Street Thurs & Fri/8am-9pm
Hennepin Community Center 24 Ludington Avenue Thursday & Friday /9am-5pm
JFK Community Center 114 Hickory Street Thurs & Fri/2-10pmNorthwest Buffalo Community Center 155 Lawn Avenue Thurs & Fri/8:30am-3:30pm
Lincoln Field House Community Center (City Site) 10 Quincy Street Thurs & Fri/2pm-10pm
Peter Machnica Community Center (City Site) 1799 Clinton Street Thursday & Fri/2pm-10pm
Tosh Collins Community Center 35 Cazenovia Street Thursday & Friday/2pm-10pm
Valley Community Association Senior Center 93 Leddy Street Thurs & Fri/8am-5:30pm
William Emslie YMCA Senior Center 585 William Street Thurs & Friday/6am-8pm
586 Genesee Street Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
412 Niagara St. / 6pm-7am
586 Genesee St
Accessible location, open 6pm-7am (This location was formerly a women’s shelter but will be open to all for Code Blue.)
In addition, Mayor Brown issued a series of common-sense reminders on the importance of winterizing your vehicle, especially during a cold spell. Be sure to:
Top off vehicle fluids Check your tire pressure Pack a” Cold Weather Kit”
To prevent frostbite and hypothermia, Mayor Brown urged residents to dress appropriately during the forecasted blast of extremely cold air. According to medical professionals, dressing in layers is best for staying warm. If people need to be outside for prolonged periods of time, be sure to cover your nose, ears, chin, cheeks, fingers, and toes.
Home heating safety is also important during the winter months. Space heaters
Finally, Mayor Brown reminded City residents to sign up for BUFFALERT, if they haven’t already, to stay informed of weather emergencies and other public service announcements. To sign for BUFFALERT, text your zip code