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Deactivation Cold Weather Alert-Activation Hypothermia Alert

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system

DHS reports that the Cold Emergency Alert has been deactivated and that the Hypothermia Alert is now activated. The Cold Emergency Alert will be reactivated at 6:00 PM. The National Weather Service reports current temps at 29 degrees, wind chill 25 degrees, the expected high for today is 32 degrees. Tonight’s temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as 20-22 degrees with a wind chill in the low teens (10-14) with snow flurries to start near 6pm.

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 uposh, (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252 (toll-free from a pay phone).

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