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Warming centers open in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS - As the temperatures are expected to drop dangerously next week, Niagara Falls Police Department Chief E. Bryan DalPorto and Mayor Paul A. Dyster are reaching out to make sure those in need are aware of city warming centers.

Shelter sites include:

  • Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier, 1590 Buffalo Ave., which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Niagara Rescue Gospel Mission, 1023 Ferry Ave., where those in need can register for a room and meals at the warming center.
  • John A. Duke Senior Citizens Center, 1201 Hyde Park Boulevard, is open daily for those looking for a place to escape the cold.

As part of Operation Code Blue, officers are available to assist those in need of shelter. The need is especially acute as temperatures are expected to dip below 15 degrees next week. Police encourage anyone in need of shelter to contact the Police Department.

"The City of Niagara Falls Police Department is prepared to do its part to make sure those in need have a warm place to stay," DalPorto said in a statement. "If you or someone you know is in need of shelter, I encourage you to approach any officer and we will help you obtain it."

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