"Cooling Centers" Open In Buffalo and WNY

June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM EDT

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"Cooling Centers" Open In Buffalo and WNY

June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( release ) Seventeen cooling centers in Buffalo will remain open through Thursday, June 21, 2012, to help senior citizens and others escape the heat wave, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced.

The facilities include:

Abley Senior Citizens, 24 Ludington Street , 9AM-6PM

Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton Street, 9AM-8PM

CAO, 422 Pratt, 9AM-8pm

Senior Ctr. at Richmond Street and Summer, 9AM-8PM

Delavan-Grider Community Ctr.-877 East Delavan, 9AM-8PM

Edward Saunders Community Ctr.-2777 Bailey Ave., 9AM-9 PM

Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street, 9AM-9 PM

Friends to the Elderly, Inc. (Dorothy Collier Center) 118 East Utica,
9AM-5:30PM

Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, 9AM-6:30 PM

North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, 9AM-8PM

Northwest Community Center, 155 Lawn Avenue, 9AM-8PM

Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic Street, 9AM-8PM

Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee Street, 9AM-6PM

Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca Street, 9AM-6:30 PM

Valley Community Association Senior Citizens, 93 Leddy Street, 9AM-8PM

West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont Street, 9AM-9PM

William-Emslie YMCA Senior Center, 585 William Street, 9AM-8PM

Town of Evans Supervisor Keith Dash released information to Eyewitness News that cooling stations will be open throughout the Town through Thursday.

With the cooperation of the local fire companies, the locations are:

Lake Erie Beach Fire Company

Highland Hose Fire Company

Evans Center Fire Company

Town of Evans Senior Center

The hours of operation for the fire companies start at Noon and will stay open as long as needed.

The Evans Senior Center hours of operation are from 8a.m. until 3 p.m.