Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

Protect Yourself, Your Pets & Your Family

Taking preventative action is your best defense against extreme cold.

Ready Erie App

Ready Erie App informs and prepares Erie County residents for emergencies. Receive notifications, locate emergency shelters, view up-to-date evacuation maps, create a personalized emergency preparedness plan & more.

Health Effects
  • Your personal health and safety can be in jeopardy during extreme winter cold. When temperatures drop and as wind speed increases, heat can leave your body quickly and can lead to serious health problems. Problems such as HypothermiaFrostbiteHeart Disease and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can happen.  If you are experiencing symptoms of any of these call 911 Immediately.  
Help for Seniors
Help for the Homeless
Protect Your Pets 

Please contact your veterinarian for any questions you have regarding your pets. 

Help for Homeowners
Help for Restaurant Owners
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 
Additional Winter Safety Resources

Frequently Requested



Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

ECDOH Locations