It's gonna get hot - please take care of yourselves and your neighbors. See the advisory.
Helpful resources for vulnerable neighbors:
Call the Elderly Commission at 617-635-4366 or the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500 (after hours) to report issues.
Seniors can use the 'Senior Shuttle' service for transportation to cooling centers duringdeclared heat emergencies. Additional information is available by calling the Elderly Commission at 617-635-4366.
Extremely hot weather poses additional hardships for homeless people who may be elderly, disabled, suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or who take medications that cause sensitivity to the hot sun. We encourage you to look out for homeless people who may be in distress.
Guide to Helping the Homeless in Extremely Hot Weather
BCYF Community Centers and Pools are available, based on required needs, as Cooling Centers and/or Pool Sites when Mayor Menino declares a Heat Emergency. Please call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500 for the cooling center closest to you.
BCYF Pools & Cooling Centers List
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation owns and operates many pools in and around Boston.
View a list of water spray features located in parks throughout the City's neighborhoods.
Spray Feature List
If any areas are without power, residents should call NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000 or call the Mayor's 24 Hour Constituent Service at 617-635-4500 with concerns or questions and report outages.
Boston Parks Department operates several water spray features throughout the city from mid-June to mid-September from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. View the Water Spray List in a larger map.
For questions about heat-related city services, residents should call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. Comprehensive heat safety tips and resources are available on the city website at www.cityofboston.gov/heat.