Boston opens cooling centers following heat emergency

BOSTON (WHDH) - With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 90 degrees for the next several days, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared a heat emergency in Boston Friday.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) will be open for use as cooling centers for the public to use beginning on Saturday. A full list of centers including hours of operation is available here.

Residents can sign up for Alert Boston here, the city’s emergency notification system, to receive emergency alerts by phone, email or text message. Residents are also encouraged to call 311 with any questions about available city services.

The Mayor issued the following heat safety tips for all members of the public:

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