Friday, July 19, 2019

Heat Emergency Declared

Mayor Walsh has declared a heat emergency, beginning Friday, July 19th at noon through Sunday evening July 20, 2019. Temperatures between 92 and 96 degrees with a real feel temperature of between the mid 90s to 110 degrees are expected. 

Cooling centers will be open at BCYF community centers and residents can swim at the City's pools free of charge during their normal operating hours. Heat emergency programming will begin at BCYF centers starting at noon on Friday. 

Extreme heat can be dangerous to health by itself. It can also make pre-existing health issues worse. Some areas in the City are hotter due to elevation, limited shade from trees, and heat-retaining structures, like buildings and roads.

Heat Safety Tips

  • Don't leave children or pets in cars
  • Drink water and stay hydrated
  • If you lose power, click here
  • Prepare your home
  • Rest often in cool shaded areas
  • Signs of heat related illness
  • Stay cool indoors
  • Watch out for those at high risk
  • Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen

Watch summer heat tips video and click here for more heat safety tips details. 

Stay cool at BCYF centers, State owned pools, tot sprays and pools and Boston Public Libraries. More details at

Signing up for Alert Boston is a great way for residents, businesses, and visitors to be notified in the event of an emergency. If the City of Boston declares an extreme heat event, you will receive a direct message via text, call, or email.

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