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Heat emergency extended in Boston following record-breaking temperatures, outages – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is extending the city’s heat emergency through Monday, keeping cooling centers open for another day following the hottest day of the heat wave so far.

The heat emergency first began last Tuesday and had already been extended once before Boston hit 100 degrees Sunday, breaking the previous record of 98 set back in 1933.

Entering its sixth day, the heat left many looking for any kind of relief, especially those who found themselves without power in parts of the city Sunday afternoon.

Some 19,000 customers in Dorchester were without power due to equipment failure at one point, according to Eversource. While most were restored by the early evening, the outage still left many without air conditioning as the city hit 100 degrees for the 27th time in 150 years of record-keeping.

The outage came after overnight maintenance in Allston left over 800 customers without power, as Eversource worked to ensure future outages would not occur in an area that includes two hospitals.

At Fenway Park Sunday, giant fans were set up across the concourse as people tried to take in a game during the record-breaking heat.

“I’m going to drink 20 waters,” one man told 7NEWS. “No beers, just 20 waters.”

“I think we got eight,” said another person. “(That’ll) make us through an hour.”

Experts remind anyone out in the heat to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun whenever possible, check in on relatives and neighbors and take frequent breaks.

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