Not hot enough for city's emergency ops officials

Officials cancel press briefing about weekend weather
July 18, 2008 5:54:55 PM PDT
A planned news conference by Chicago officials to discuss extreme heat conditions was abruptly called off Friday morning because it wasn't hot enough, said a spokeswoman for the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications.The briefing, announced yesterday and planned for 11 a.m. today, was to be held at Chicago's 9-1-1 Command Center, 1411 W. Madison. The event was to feature officials from the police and fire departments, human services, senior services, along with representatives from the health and environment departments. According to a press invitation yesterday, the meeting was to remind residents to help one another during an expected period of extreme heat.

This morning, when OEMC officials checked with the National Weather Service, they were told that a heat watch or warning was not going to be issued according to Jennifer Martinez, OEMC spokesperson. So city officials cancelled the briefing, Martinez told ABC7.


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