Mayor Menino Issues Heat Advisory for Tuesday — High of 99 Predicted
Forecasters say the high could be 99 degrees on Tuesday. Here is a list of ways to stay cool and safe.
Boston could break record highs on Tuesday as the mercury is expected to hit 99 degrees.
Mayor Thomas Menino has declared a heat advisory. He activated the city's alert system, which sent out texts, emails and phone calls with a warning to stay safe. The following tips are from the city's heat information page.
- Drink lots of water and stay hydrated
- Check on elderly persons
- Rest often in shady areas
- Underestimate the seriousness of heat-related emergencies
- Drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
- Overexert yourself or work outside without taking breaks
Be sure to take breaks in the shade while outside, wear loose, light-colored clothing and sunscreen, and try to stay inside where it's air-conditioned. Remember that children, the elderly and homeless people are particularly susceptible. Heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be fatal if untreated and need to be taken seriously.
You can call 617-635-4500 to find the cooling center closest to you, or take a dip in the nearest state pool. And it's a good time to be a tourist in your town by going on a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden, splashing around in the Christian Science Center fountain, or taking a ferry out to the Boston Harbor Islands.
Need more of a chill? The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury ought to do it.
And when in doubt, hit up a spray park or pool.
You may know the nearest spray park to where you live. But if not, the city has a map.
|North End:||Puopolo Park||517 Commercial St.|
|Chrstopher Columbus Park||110 Atlantic Ave.|
|Back Bay/Beacon Hill:
||Boston Common Tot Lot||139 Tremont St.|
446 Medford St.
|Jamaica Plain:||Gibbons Playground||23 Delle Ave.|
|West Roxbury:||Hynes Playground||502 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway|
Pools are also a great place to cool off. Here's a list if you don't know the address (and the document is attached as a PDF.)
Back Bay/Beacon Hill:
Boston Common Tot Lot
Curtis Hall Community Center (includes indoor pool)
Hennigan Community Center (includes indoor pool)
Sheehy (Mission Hill Playground)
Johnson Playground Spray Deck (state-owned)
Stony Brook Spray Deck (state-owned)
Charlestown Community Center (includes indoor pool)
Golden Age Center
Ohrenberger Community Center
Roche Family Community Center