Mayor to NYC residents: Guard against the cold, help others who are at risk

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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for bitterly cold weather.

De Blasio notes that temperatures could drop to 9 degrees on Wednesday night, with a wind chill between zero and minus-15.

The mayor reminded residents on Tuesday to watch over neighbors and relatives who may be at risk. He also asked that service providers check on their clients.

The city's emergency weather procedures include increased homeless outreach.

If you know someone who's vulnerable and lacking heat, help them get to a warm place.

Notify the building manager and/or call 311 to get heat restored.

Call 911 if you see someone with signs of hypothermia. The symptoms include confusion, shivering, slurred speech and drowsiness.

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