With temperatures soaring into the 90s this week, it’s no surprise to see the City of Boston declaring a heat emergency.
The office of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu put out this press release on Monday afternoon with the declaration. Said Mayor Wu:
“We’re working quickly to make sure all of our Boston residents and families are protected during this week’s extreme weather. It is clear that a changing climate is a risk to our health and communities. I urge everyone to stay cool and safe, and check on your neighbors during the week. I’m thankful for the many City employees who are preparing for this emergency and will be responding to calls for service throughout our neighborhoods.”
Boston declaring a heat emergency: what you need to know
To help residents combat the extreme heat, the City of Boston is opening cooling centers throughout the area. There are 12 total, and they’re located at the 12 Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers. The cooling centers will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The full list of cooling centers, with locations, can be found here.
In addition to the cooling centers, Boston residents can take advantage of over 50 splash pads and parks and playgrounds located throughout the city. There will also be a number of indoor BCYF pools open, as well as the outdoor BCYF Mirabella Pool. That pool is open Wednesday through Sunday. You can register for a time to swim here.
Of course, you can’t stay cool without the right tunes. Dive into some of my Summertime ROCK suggestions, and listen to my show all week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. I keep it commercial-free for over two hours after Dave & Chuck the Freak. And if that’s not cool enough for you, then you’re just too damn hot.