Mayor Michelle Wu Declares Cold Emergency In Boston

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Saturday's temperatures were cause enough for a cold emergency to be declared out of Boston City Hall.

Mayor Michelle Wu announced Friday that Boston Centers for Youth Families have been activated as warming centers in forty locations around the city.

With Saturday's wind chill at its lowest at -18 degrees Fahrenheit, Mayor Wu urged all Boston residents to stay warm, be safe, and check on neighbors during the cold emergency. Precautions that Wu recommended included check-ins on older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. If residents see individuals outside who appear immobile, disoriented, or underdressed for the cold, Mayor Wu advised that they call 911.

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According to Boston's Emergency Management, the Boston Police Department will be making rounds looking to aid vulnerable people on the streets, conducting wellness checks, and assisting with transportation to available shelters.

The cold emergency notice also included safety tips on dressing for the weather, such as wearing multiple layers of clothing, mittens over gloves, and masks within indoor settings for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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