The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.
- City of Buffalo Warming Centers - click here for locations
- Code Blue Weather Alert is in Effect - If you, or someone you know, needs a warm place to stay go to the Buffalo City Mission at 100 E Tupper St, Buffalo, NY 14203 or St. Luke’s Mission at 325 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211
- Press Release: Record Cold Temperatures Hit Erie County -- Stay Safe Heating Your Home! Use Generators & Portable Heaters Safely!
- Press Release: Extreme Cold Weather Poses Health Risks for All Ages
- Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety
- Winter Home Preparedness
- Don't Be Left in the Dark - Weathering Floods, Storms and Power Outages
- Portable Generator Safety & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Hazards