St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Steps are being taken to protect St. Louis residents from the extreme heat.
Beginning Thursday, teams from several city departments will go door-to-door to check on those most at risk, including the elderly and disabled. 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.
This effort will continue through Saturday. Anyone in need of a cooling center should call the United Way at 2-1-1.