CODE BLUE WARNING: Temperatures and Wind Chill Below 32 Degrees Fahrenheit


Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning for Chautauqua County. This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower and requires shelter access to anyone in need of assistance.

During normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, people seeking emergency shelter should report to the Department of Health and Human Services offices in Dunkirk or Jamestown where emergency shelter will be arranged. After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, persons seeking emergency shelter or those who know of someone who is in need of emergency shelter or who is experiencing homelessness should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 and shelter assistance will be provided. Assistance will also be provided by any local law enforcement agency in Chautauqua County.

In addition, the following Chautauqua County library warming centers may be open during the following hours and at the following locations. It is strongly encouraged that people seeking warming center assistance contact the site to determine specific hours and closures:

Ahira Hall Memorial Library
37 W Main St, Brocton, NY 14716
M & W: 1P-8P, Tu & Thu: 10A-5P, F: 1P-5P, Sa: 10A-1P

Anderson-Lee Library

43 Main St, Silver Creek, NY 14136

M & Tu: 12 P-8P, W: Closed, Thu: 10A-8P, F: 12P-5P, Sa: 10A-2P

Ashville Free Library
2200 N Maple Ave, Ashville, NY 14710
M – F: 9:30A-5P & 6:30P-8:30P, Sa: 10A-1P

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc
10825 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048
M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc
402 Chandler St, Jamestown, NY 14701
M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Darwin R. Barker Library Assoc.
7 Day St, Fredonia, NY 14063
M – Th: 10A-8P, F & Sa: 10A-5P

Chautauqua County Health and Human Services
335 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048
M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Chautauqua County Health and Human Services
110 East 4th St, Jamestown, NY 14701
M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Chautauqua County Health and Human Services
3 N. Erie St, Mayville, NY 14757
M -F: 8:30A-4:30P

Dunkirk Public Library
536 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048
M – Th: 10A-8P, F & Sa: 10A-5P

Ellington-Farman Free Library
760 Thornton Rd, Ellington, NY 14732
M – Th: 11A-7P, Sa: 10A-1P

Fluvanna Free Library
3532 Fluvanna Ave Ext,
Jamestown, NY 14701
M-F: 10A – 6P, Sa: 10A – 2P

Hazeltine Public Library
891 Busti-Sugar Grove Rd,
Jamestown, NY 14701
M, W, F: 1P-5P & 6:30P-8:30P, Tu & Th: 9A-5P, Sa: 9A-1P

James Prendergast Library Assoc.
509 Cherry St, Jamestown, NY 14701
M – Th: 10A – 8:30P, F: 10A – 5P, Sa: 10A – 4P

Patterson Library
40 South Portage Rd,
Westfield, NY 14787
M, W, F, Sa: 9A-5P, Tu & Thu: 9A-8P

Sinclairville Free Library
15 Main St, Sinclairville, NY 14782
M & Th: 2P-7P, W: 9A-5P, F: 10A-4P, Sa: 10A-1P