Warming Centers/Severe Weather for Dutchess County
Dutchess County 2019
Beacon Warming Station
372 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
City of Poughkeepsie
opening Thursday, Jan. 31 from 8 AM-5 PM
Public Safety Building
505 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
19 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Town of East Fishkill
Community Center, 890 Route 82, Hopewell Junction
Information - Contact Town Supervisor Nick D’Alessandro-Ddalsessandron@easkfishkillny.org
Town of Red Hook
Town Hall, 7430 South Broadway
Information – Contact Town Supervisor Robert McKeonemail@example.com or call 845-399-4582
Village of Tivoli
Fire Station, 2 Tivoli Commons
Information – Contact Village Mayor Joel Griffithfirstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Wappinger
Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd.
Town of Dover
There are currently no plans to open a warming center
Town of Beekman
If the need arises, the Beekman Fire House, 316 Beekman-Poughquag Road, will be used as a warming center for town residents.
If there are any requests for assistance, please contact Supervisor Mary B. Covucci at (914) 475-2627 or Deputy Supervisor Ezio Battaglini at (845) 656-5988.
Dutchess County Community & Family Services (DCCFS)– Emergency Shelters/Warming Centers, The Living Room, located at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie
For individuals in need of overnight shelter, Hudson River Housing picks up individuals from the Living Room at 7 pm and brings them to the Webster House where they are provided with a meal and a warm place to sleep until they are brought back to Poughkeepsie at 7 am after receiving breakfast.
Note: DCFS does not use the Living Room nor the Webster House for families. Families should call the helpline at 845-485-9700 for further information.
Out of Fuel? - No Heat?
THE AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY HEATING
PROGRAM (AHEHP) CAN HELP!
Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County has fuel depots across the
county to provide emergency fuel and assistance with applying for HEAP
(Home Energy Assistance Program)
For day-time assistance, call your nearest CAPDC Family Resource Center
Southern Dutchess (845) 831-2620
Northern Dutchess (845) 876-1611
Eastern Dutchess (845) 877-9272
Central Dutchess (845) 452-5104
After 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, weekends and holidays, call the
AHEAP Hotline at (845) 437-0050
Emergency Fuel Recipients are required to apply for HEAP assistance eligibility
within one week of receipt of fuel.
Foolproof Winter Storm Tips for a Safer Season
- Create a family communication plan so when winter weather turns bad, you can all find each other.
- Pack a 72-hour emergency kit.
- Keep your pantry stocked with enough canned goods and bottled water for each person to get through a few days without access to the grocery store.
- Purchase rock salt or a similar product to melt ice on walkways.
- Pour sand or even kitty litter on slippery surfaces to improve traction if your vehicle is stuck.
- Arm yourself with a snow shovel or more robust snow removal equipment like a snow blower if you need it. If you have a snowblower, be sure to fuel and oil it properly so it’s ready to go when you need it.
- Stock up on dry wood if you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove.
- Keep tons of blankets and warm clothing readily available.
- Purchase a portable generator to supply power to your home during outages caused by severe weather.
- Don’t forget your furry friends! Bring pets inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with fresh drinking water.
When the storm finally comes, we have just one tip: