Today, the City of Cleveland continues to monitor its operations and outreach during the cold snap resulting from the Polar Vortex.
Over the last 24 hours, the Division of Emergency Medical Service received two calls for service concerning cold weather injuries. In both these cases neither required transportation. The Division of Police has increased patrol vehicles by 10 per shift, stepping up patrols through each of the 22 recreation centers across the city and with visits to the homeless camps.
Operationally, there have 300 customers experience power outages both on the east and west side of the city and all are being restored. Cleveland Water is working on several known water main breaks and will continue their efforts to make repairs and restore services to all their customers as quickly as possible.
The City recreations centers, which also serve as warming centers, remain open during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The City of Cleveland’s departments continue to work with Cuyahoga County, area shelters and several community organizations to assist those without a home. Partners from FrontLine Services asked that the City share information about where to go and what to do if you are looking for shelter during this cold snap. Anyone in need of shelter should go to the Bishop Cosgrove Center at 1736 Superior Ave. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – except for families. Families in need of shelter should call 2-1-1 for assistance.
Information and Numbers to Keep in Mind:
- The City of Cleveland’s Office of Aging provides a Winter Resource Guide which gives helpful tips and information for qualified Cleveland Residents.
- If you are experiencing a water main break on your street please call Cleveland Water 664-3060.
- For a power outage you should contact Cleveland Public Power at 664-3156.