Courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office:
The following warming shelters are open and available to those who may have lost power, are stranded, or experiencing extreme cold conditions.
•Cambria Fire Co.
4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport
•Frontier Fire Co.
2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls
•Hartland Fire Co.
8945 Ridge Road, Gasport
•Lewiston No. 2 Fire Co.
1705 Saunders Settlement Road, Lewiston
•Miller Hose Fire Co.
6161 McKee St., Newfane
•Olcott Fire Co.
1691 Lockport St., Olcott
•Pekin Fire Co.
3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn
•Ransomville Fire Co.
2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville
•Rapids Fire Co. – main hall
7195 Plank Road, Lockport
•St. Johnsburg Fire Co.
7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield
•Sanborn Fire Co.
5811 Buffalo St., Lewiston
•Shawnee Fire Co.
3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn
•South Wilson Fire Co.
4194 Chestnut Road, Wilson
•Terry's Corners Fire Co.
7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport
•Upper Mountain Fire Co.
839 Moyer Road, Lewiston
•Wendleville Fire Co. – hall one
7340 Campbell Blvd, Pendleton
•Wendleville Fire Co. – hall two
6440 Main Road, Pendleton
•Wilson Fire Co.
250 Young St., Wilson
•Wolcottsville Fire Co.
6337 Wolcottsville Road, Royalton
•Wrights Corners Fire Co. – main hall
4043 Lake Ave., Lockport
•Youngstown Fire Co.
625 Third St., Youngstown
•City of Lockport, Lockport City Hall
One Locks Plaza, Lockport
1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls
•Niagara Gospel Mission
1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls
While there is still a travel ban, you may travel to one of the locations only if you are able to safely do so. If you are unable to safely travel to one of these locations, please contact the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office communications division at 716-438-3394, and arrangements will be made to get you to one of the warming shelters.
Courtesy of the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless:
For Christmas Eve (Saturday) and Christmas (Sunday), “Code Blue” is active in the City of Buffalo and southern Erie County.
The following overnight shelters will be open Saturday night:
•Holy Cross, 412 Niagara St., Buffalo (6 p.m. to 7 a.m.); must be able to use stairs.
•586 Genesee St., Buffalo (6 p.m. to 7 a.m.); an accessible location that was formerly a women's shelter, but will be open to all for “Code Blue” events.
•ROC “Code Blue” transitional housing is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. For location information, or if you need a ride to the ROC, call 716-222-4020.
On Sunday, warming centers include:
•586 Genesee St., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•412 Niagara St., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•ROC, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To receive “Code Blue” updates for the City of Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 716-898-211. This notification is available to anyone, including clients.
To receive “Code Blue” updates for southern Erie County, text CodeBlueSouthernErie to 716-898-211. This notification is available to anyone, including clients.
Outside of Erie County, contact local law enforcement or 211 for shelter options.
In addition, NFTA has suspended transportation services due to the storm.