Cooling Centers Opening for Heat Relief

Buffalo & Niagara Falls offer extended hours

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With oppressive heat and humidity on the way, the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls are opening cooling centers for the weekend.

Several air-conditioned cooling centers will be open in Buffalo 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 Byron Brown said.


The hours of operation for the participating cooling centers in Buffalo on Friday 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 in Buffalo will be updated HERE
as well as a complete list of City pools and splashpads.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster and John Caso, Director of Parks and Public Works
announced extended pool and air conditioned cooling center hours to offset high temperatures forecasted
through the weekend. With hot and humid conditions expected through Saturday the following city pools
will hold extended hours on Thursday and Friday from 11 am until 6 pm for those in need:
● Center Court
● D’Amelio Park
● 91st Street
● Hyde Park Splash Pad


The city will also hold pool hours at the following locations Saturday:
● Center Court (11 am - 2:30 pm)
● 91st Street (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)


In addition, the John Duke Senior Center will hold extended cooling center hours from 8 am until 6
pm on Thursday and Friday.

Those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, and
those 65 years or older.

The Niagara Falls Fire Department asks that residents take the following steps to avoid heat-related
illness or injury:
● Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible
● Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty
● Schedule outdoor activities carefully
● Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen
● Take cool showers or baths to cool down
● Never leave children or pets in cars

 

 

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