Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Reiterating a post from last winter....
  • In this brutal weather, please keep an eye out for anyone sleeping outside and call 311 and ask for a well-being check. There are still shelter beds available, even in the deep freeze.  City services will come out and try to talk the person into sleeping inside, and at the very least will try to talk them into a warming van for a bit.  If someone is mentally ill or under the influence, they may not realize the consequences of sleeping rough.
  • Don't forget about the city's warming centers, one of which is at 4740 Sheridan.
  • With the sad demise of, the closest hyperlocal forecast comes to us from Weather Underground.
  • We are embarrassed to say that we know this to be true:  If you're wearing metal earrings, cover your ears or take them off if you'll be outside for any length of time.  Surprise, ear lobes can get frostbite, and health care professionals will snicker at you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this UptownUpdate!

    We all need to look out for each other.