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Warming centers to open throughout Buffalo

Due to extreme weather conditions, nine senior and community centers in Buffalo will be open as temporary warming centers for residents seeking shelter from the cold, Mayor Byron W. Brown said Thursday.

“With dangerously cold weather in the forecast, we must take extra safety precautions because it’s simply unsafe for anyone to be outside for prolonged periods of time. This is why my administration has called for temporary warming centers to be established for those in need this weekend,” Brown said.

The following locations will be open as warming centers:

  • Dorothy J. Collier Community Center, 118 East Utica St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Saunders Road, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, if needed.
  • William-Emslie Family YMCA, 585 William St., 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Wind chills as low as -30 in forecast for Western New York

What does a wind chill of 30 degrees below zero feel like?

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