Hypothermia Alert Announced for 7pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Claire Uziel

November has caught up with us…

From Alert DC:

“DHS reports that the Hypothermia Alert will be activated at 7:00 pm. According to NWS, the current temperature is 51 degrees. Tonight’s low temperature will be 35 degrees with an overnight wind chill of 30 degrees. West wind around 5 mph.

Hypothermia season has begun. When the actual or forecasted temperature, including wind chill, is 32 degrees or below, the District issues a Hypothermia Alert. To request shelter transport for DC residents who are homeless and on the street now, contact the Shelter Hotline at [email protected], (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252 (toll-free from a pay phone).

One Comment

  • Though it may be obvious, you can call to report someone you think needs shelter, especially if you think that person is incapable of calling on their own. :^) Nice thing to do, especially in this era of cellphones.