Buffalo, NY –With more July heat on the way this weekend, Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the opening of cooling centers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to aid City residents who are suffering from the heat and do not have access to air-conditioned space. Mayor Brown cited the National Weather Service’s forecast, calling for “oppressively warm and humid” conditions.
“With the season’s hottest weather expected to settle over Buffalo this weekend, we’re asking residents to protect themselves and other from the potential effects of extreme heat,” said Mayor Brown. “Please avoid strenuous activity, stay hydrated, stay inside whenever possible, and please keep an eye on your vulnerable neighbors.”
Several air-conditioned cooling centers will be open on Friday, with some sites continuing to operate this weekend. Residents can also cool off at City pools and splash pads.
“With several days in a row of this extreme heat, we want everyone, particularly children and the elderly, to take the necessary precautions,” Mayor Brown said.
The hours of operation for the participating cooling centers on Friday, July 19, 2019 are as follows: AUTUMNWOOD SENIOR CENTER
1800 Clinton Street 8AM-4PM
THE BELLE CENTER
104 Maryland Street 8:30AM-9PM
DELAVAN-GRIDER COMMUNITY CENTER
977 E. Delavan Avenue 8AM – 8 PM
DOROTHY J. COLLIER COMMUNITY CENTER
118 E. Utica Street 8:30AM-1PM
EDWARD SAUNDERS COMMUNITY CENTER
2777 Bailey Avenue 9AM-9PM
GEORGE K. ARTHUR COMMUNITY CENTER
2056 Genesee Street 9AM-6PM
GLORIA J. PARKS COMMUNITY CENTER
3242 Main Street 8AM-9PM
HENNEPIN COMMUNITY CENTER
24 Ludington Street 9AM-6PM
HISPANIC UNITED OF BUFFALO
254 Virginia Street 8:30AM-3:30PM
NORTHWEST BUFFALO COMMUNITY CENTER
155 Lawn Avenue 8:30AM-4:30PM
RICHMOND-SUMMER SENIOR CENTER
337 Summer Street 8AM-4PM
SCHILLER PARK SENIOR CENTER
2057 Genesee Street 8:30AM-4PM
WILLIAM-EMSLIE YMCA SENIOR CENTER
585 William Street 6AM -9PM
The list of participating cooling centers will be updated this weekend. Go to www.buffalony.gov for a complete list of City pools and splash pads.