BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The storm that gave New England a white Christmas has moved out and is being replaced by dangerous cold.
The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories for parts of northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on Tuesday.
Temperatures in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are not expected to rise out of the 20s all week and could dip into the single digits.
In Boston, the Pine Street Inn has extra outreach workers this week, trying to bring folks in from the freezing cold. And, Boston EMS is also on the lookout for the city’s neediest.
“Anytime that we have an extreme in weather, be it cold or hot, it taxes the EMS system as a whole. So, the CAT team is a good tool for us to help with that,” said Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Ed Hassan.
The Community Assistance Team, or CAT, patrols Boston in an SUV looking for people in need.
“Look for people who may need assistance maybe before they’re so bad off that they require an ambulance to go to the hospital,” Hassan said. “And, they’ll get them services like a shelter, a detox, things like that.”
Mayor Marty Walsh is asking that if people see anyone who is immobile, disoriented, or under-dressed in these frigid temperatures, to please call 911.
Temperatures were expected to dip below zero in northeastern Vermont, with dangerous wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero Tuesday night. The wind chill could reach 40 below zero in some areas Wednesday night.
The weather service says the temperature in Maine will remain below freezing for more than 10 days.
Monday’s storm brought about 7 inches of snow, with high winds that caused power outages.
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