This article is 7 years old. It was published on July 20, 2016.
ST. LOUIS -- Beginning Thursday, the City of St. Louis will spread out in teams across the City to go door-to-door to check on vulnerable neighbors during this extended Heat Warning, which is not slated to expire until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016.
Mayor Francis Slay sent a voice recording to elderly and at-risk residents listed on the City's Functional Needs Registry to remind them about cooling sites and available air conditioning and utility assistance. Of the 6,593 individuals on the Registry, 335 did not answer the telephone call. City staff will visit each of those homes where no one could be reached to check on the wellbeing of the resident.
Staff from the Building Division, City Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Fire Department, Department of Human Services, the Neighborhood Stabilization Team, and the Office of the Mayor will canvas between 8 a.m. and Noon on Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd.
A media briefing is available at 8 a.m. Thursday on the plaza at 1520 Market Street.
More information related to the National Weather Service's Heat Warning is posted to the City's website.
Office of the Mayor