Mayor Arrigo Issues Heat Safety Advisory & Continues Collaboration with State Partners to Ensure Safe Environment at Revere Beach
May 20, 2022
“As Revere Beach looks to welcome visitors this weekend, the City of Revere continues to collaborate with our state partners to ensure the necessary resources are available to ensure a family-friendly environment at America’s first public beach,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “We advise everyone to avoid spending too much time in the sun and stay hydrated.” - Mayor Brian Arrigo
REVERE, MA – Today Mayor Brian M. Arrigo announced a Hot Weather Advisory for the City of Revere and reminded residents to take caution as a heatwave is expected on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd. The National Weather Service has also issued a heat advisory for Suffolk County, Massachusetts from 8 AM Saturday to 8 PM Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, high humidity and extreme hot temperatures will reach close to 99 degrees Fahrenheit. With temperatures that extreme, heat illness may occur.
The Mayor’s Office encourages residents to follow safety tips and guidelines during the expected heatwave:
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, and check on relatives and neighbors who might be more affected by the heat.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location and 9-1-1 should be called.
In light of the heatwave, the Revere Parks and Recreation, Public Health Department, Revere Fire Department and the Mayor’s Office are also hosting cooling stations on Saturday and Sunday at Sonny Myers Park and the West Revere Complex from 10 am- 4 pm. Misting fans and water inflatables will be available to help Revere residents beat the heat. Water bottles, children’s sunglasses, and sunscreen will be available to residents while supplies last.
Please refer to www.revere.org/emergencies or https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.htmlfor more information. In case of emergencies, please call 9-1-1.