Cold temperatures are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and night, reaching as low as 5 degrees with windchills around -10 to -15 degrees. The City of Cleveland encourages everyone to limit their exposure to these conditions and dress in layers if traveling outdoors is necessary.
Temperatures are expected to rise on Thursday and all City of Cleveland Departments and Divisions will return to normal operations. The City of Cleveland Emergency Operations Center will stand down as of 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 29, 2104.
The extreme weather is a good reminder to prepare yourself, your family and your home for future emergencies and inclement weather. Take steps now before extreme weather strikes again! A little advanced planning goes a long way; and if worse comes to worst, you’ll be ready. Visit www.ready.gov for more information on emergency preparedness.
- Recreation Centers will close this evening at 8:00 PM and will resume regularly scheduled hours of operation from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 30. Those seeking additional assistance for heat and shelter issues should call 211 or visit www.211OH.org
- There is a one-day delay in waste collection this week. If your normal collection day is Wednesday, your waste will be picked up on Thursday. If your normal collection day is Thursday, your waste will be picked up on Friday, etc.
- If you experience plumbing issues with frozen or burst pipes, and it does not involve a burst water meter, you must hire your own plumber to make repairs. Unfortunately, Cleveland Water is not able to assist with such repairs in your home. Visit www.clevelandwater.com for more information.
- For life-threatening situations, always dial 9-1-1. For general social, health and government service referrals – including emergency shelter and food assistance – please dial 2-1-1 for United Way or visit www.211OH.org.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest information at www.city.cleveland.oh.us and clecityhall.com.