BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — With temperatures below 32 degrees in WNY Sunday night, a Code Blue 32 is in effect in Buffalo and Southern Erie County, and shelters will be open.

Code Blue locations include:

  • 412 Niagara St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14201 (Holy Cross) from 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. The location is not accessible, as clients must be able to use stairs.
  • 586 Genesee St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14204 (Formerly a women’s shelter but is open to all for Code Blues). The location will be open 24/7 and is accessible.  
  • 7207 Hunters Creek Rd. Lot 15, Holland, N.Y. 14080 (The Rural Outreach Center) from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.

The Rural Outreach Center and 586 Genesee St. will be open during the day Monday as daytime warming centers. The ROC will be open until 7 p.m. Monday and, as stated above, 586 Genesee St. is a 24/7 location during Code Blues.

Code Blue Clients will be able to get bus tickets to a shelter at the NFTA METRO Transportation Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday. They will not be allowed to wait at the NFTA outside of those hours. Those who require transportation to the Rural Outreach Center shelter should call (716) 222-4020, or (716) 240-2220 ext. 106. 

To receive Code Blue updates for Buffalo or Southern Erie County, text CodeBlueBuffalo or CodeBlueSouthernErie to 898-211. Outside of Erie County, contact local law enforcement or 211 for information.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.