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Cold Emergency Alert Activation / Remains On

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

The Department of Human Services (DHS) reports the city’s Cold Emergency Plan has been extended until further notice. According to National Weather Service the current temperature is 18° degrees with a wind chill of 11°.
Today’s Forecast: Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight’s Forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind 5 to 7 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 uposh@upo.org, (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252 (toll-free from a pay phone).

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