YONKERS, NY – January 20, 2019 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers will designate a City Warming Center into Monday evening, as the region prepares to battle frigid temperatures. Lower Westchester County temperatures will plummet tonight into the single digits, with some areas expected to feel more like 10-20 degrees below zero.
“As we prepare to enter this brutally cold 24 hour period, we will make a specific warming center available to all residents in need of a warm place to rest,” said Mayor Spano. “I especially encourage our older adults, residents with medical conditions and those working outside to please stay safe and utilize this warming center if needed.”
Beginning this evening, the following City Warming Center will be available:
Bernice Spreckman Community Center
777 McLean Avenue, Yonkers
*Sunday Night, January 20, 8:00 PM until Monday Night, January 21, 8:00 PM*
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To ensure safety, the Mayor is also raising awareness of precautions residents should take during periods of extreme cold:
* Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heaters.
* Extension cords should not be used in conjunction with a space heater. Careful not to overload outlets with space heaters.
* Do not use an oven or hot plate for heating.
* Ensure both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are present and working.
For more information or for any additional assistance, please call the Mayor’s Help Line at 377-HELP.
SOURCE: Vin Parise, Deputy Communications Director, Office of the Mayor