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There’s a good chance you blocked last year’s relentless winter from your memory, which is an understandable instinct to help guide you now.
But it’s cold again and D.C. will activate its Hypothermia Alert tonight at 7 p.m. and it’s important to remember what to do if you come across anyone in need of shelter tonight: Call the Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 311.
DC's Hypothermia Alert to be activated at 7 pm when wind chill reaches 32 degrees. Call Shelter Hotline, 800-535-7252, or 311 for assistance— Interim Deputy Mayor Dr. Roger A. Mitchell, Jr. (@SafeDC) November 13, 2014
Save those numbers. This, unfortunately, won’t be the last time you’ll need them this season.
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