• Tiffani Johnson

Hypothermia Alert

The District Government has deactivated the city's Cold Weather Emergency Plan as of 7AM this morning. The Hypothermia Alert is now in effect in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan. The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will be in the low to mid 30’s but will feel like the low to mid 20’s due to wind chill. These temperatures significantly increase your risk for hypothermia and frostbite. As temperatures fall, we ask that you take the following actions for yourself and your DC neighbors: * Stay inside if you can and cover-up and limit exposed skin when you go outside. * Check on your neighbors and learn the signs of hypothermia - young children, the elderly, and those with access and functional needs are the most vulnerable in our community. * To request shelter transport for DC residents who are experiencing homelessness and outside, please call 311 or the shelter hotline at 202-399-7093. The District opens Hypothermia Shelters in recreation centers and other public buildings to ensure there are warm, safe places to be for anyone experiencing homelessness. * For all animal emergencies, including animals left outside in extreme temperatures, call the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730. For additional winter weather information and preparedness tips, visit https://ready.dc.gov/winterwx.

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