City of Boston helps residents beat heat

City of Boston helps residents beat heat

Scorching temperatures in the Northeast can pose deadly health concerns for Boston residents. The city of Boston offers the following numbers to call to help area residents from getting caught up in the heat.

For shelter

The mayor’s office offers a 24-hour Hotline for heat-relief shelters. Call 617-635-4500 to find a shelter in your neighborhood.

For utility outages

Have an outage? Report your utility issue to NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000 or the mayor’s office at 617-635-4500.

For the elderly

The elderly can be at the highest risk for heat-related illness. Call the city’s elderly commission at 617-635-4366 if you are concerned about a neighbor or loved one.

Sources: cityofboston.gov


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