Beat the Heat

During the hot summer months, heat stroke and heat related illness can be a huge issue. Follow our tips to ensure a safe and fun summer for all!

When It's Hot & Humid Outisde...


- Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
- Check on elderly persons.
- Rest often in cool, shaded areas.


- Underestimate the seriousness of heat-related emergencies!.
- Drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
- Overexert yourself or work outside without taking breaks.

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Information for High-Risk Groups:


Please call us to report any issues or problems.

Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366 (M-F 8:30AM - 5:00PM)
After Hours: 311


Extremely hot weather poses additional hardships for homeless people. We encourage you to look out for homeless people who may be in distress.
Helping the Homeless During Extreme Hot Weather


  • Utilities & Power Outages

    If any areas are without power, residents can report outages to 311 or NSTAR.

    City of Boston: 311 
    NSTAR: 1-800-592-2000
    Report Outage Online to NSTAR

  • Fire Hydrants

    Residents are reminded that fire hydrants should not be tampered with or opened; doing so may hinder fire extinguishing capabilities.

  • Additional Questions or Concerns?

    For more information anytime, residents can call the City of Boston at 311.

    Contact 311

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