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Red Cross Opening or Supporting Additional Storm Shelters Across WNY

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 21:21:17-05

The American Red Cross is opening or supporting partner shelters across Western New York in response to the ongoing lake effect snow event. Volunteers will have food, water, blankets, cots and additional support available at the following locations:

Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall
10708 Alexander Road, Alexander

Cheektowaga Senior Center (providing blankets only)
3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga

Depew Senior Center
85 Manitou Street, Depew

Fredonia High School
425 East Main Road, Fredonia

Lackawanna Senior Center
234 Martin Road, Lackawanna

Lancaster Fire Department (providing food only)
525 Pavement Road, Lancaster

Orchard Park Fire District
30 School Street, Orchard Park

Ripley Fire Hall
11 South State Street, Ripley

As this lake event snow event continues, Red Cross staff and volunteers remain in contact with emergency officials from across Western New York and are ready to respond as needed.

The Red Cross urges everyone to heed travel warnings and stay off the roads if possible. Additional winter storm safety tips are available at www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm.