(from the city of Somerville)
Due to the forecast of high heat and humidity indices and poor air quality forecasts on Monday, June 28th, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has issued the following alert: "Please note that residents are advised to avoid exposure to the extreme heat whenever possible, to drink plenty of water and restrict unnecessary outdoor activity. On behalf of the Council on Aging, the Health Department and other city agencies, I would also like to request the public's assistance in checking on the welfare of family members and neighbors - especially senior citizens, young children, or those who have physical limitations - in order to ensure their continued safety. As always, if you experience a heat-related health or safety emergency, or you see anyone who needs assistance, please dial 911. Any resident - especially seniors - needing a cool place tomorrow should visit the City's air-conditioned Cooling Centers open on Holland Street and New Washington Street."
The Council on Aging will have two locations open throughout Monday afternoon for any resident needing to cool off during the day: 167 Holland Street and the Ralph and Jenny Center at 9 New Washington Street. Cots and drinking water will be available.
Residents are advised to call 311, check the City's cable channels (15 and 16 on Comcast, 13 and 16 on RCN) for updated information. For more heat safety tips, please visit the Center for Disease Control's Extreme Heat Guide at: www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp