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Hurricane Florence Weather Notification For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that starting on Thursday, September 13, the District could begin to see the initial impact of Hurricane Florence with heavy and steady rains lasting overnight and experience the brunt of the storm throughout the day on Friday, September 14. Since the District and surrounding vicinities will experience heavy rainfall, strong winds upwards of 50 mph, and minor flooding and ponding, the Department of Human Services (DHS) will activate an emergency response plan ahead of the anticipated impacts of the storm.

Beginning on Thursday, September 13th through Monday, September 17th, low barriers shelters will remain open all day to ensure that individuals are safe during inclement weather.

Men’s shelters:

  • 801 East Shelter (801 Making Life Better Lane, SE)
  • Adams Place Shelter (2210 Adams Place, NE)
  • New York Avenue Shelter (1355-57 New York Avenue, NE)

Women’s shelters:

  • Harriet Tubman Shelter (1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE)
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women (810 5th St, NW)
  • Nativity Shelter (6010 Georgia Ave, NW) 


Adam’s Place Day Services Center (2210 Adams Place, NE) Beginning on Thursday, September 13, Adam’s Place will serve as an overnight shelter for women only from 7pm – 7am until Monday, September 17th. 


Individuals who need transportation to a District shelter can contact the Shelter Hotline at 202.399.7093. Beginning Thursday, September 13th and through the weekend, the Shelter Hotline will operate around the clock.

For more information, please download the Weather Notification For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness flyer.

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