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Mayor Bowser Activates Hypothermia Alert, Urges Residents to be Vigilant and Request Transportation for Neighbors in Need of Shelter from the Cold

Sunday, November 13, 2022
On-Demand Transportation to Shelter is Available by Calling (202) 399-7093 or 311

(Washington, DC) – With the first Hypothermia Alert of the season going into effect at 6:00 p.m. this evening, Mayor Muriel Bowser is calling on residents to stay vigilant and to help neighbors experiencing homelessness in need of shelter by calling the Shelter Hotline. You can request transportation for yourself of someone else by calling the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or by dialing 311. If you believe there is an immediate medical emergency, call 911. The alert will stay on until conditions improve.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures tonight will be 34 degrees with a wind chill of 29 degrees. 

The following low-barrier and overflow shelters will be open: Adams Place (Men); Adams Place Day Center (women); Blair (Men); Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) Drop-In Center (Men and Women); Church of the Epiphany (Men); 801 East (Men); Harriet Tubman (Women); Living Life Alternatives (LGBTQ+); New York Avenue (Men); Pat Handy Legacy (Men); Pat Handy Swing (Women); Salvation Army (Men); and St. Josephine’s (Women). 

Hypothermia alert updates are shared through and the AlertDC notifications system, for which residents can sign up at Notices will also be posted on the DHS website at, and information will be available via in-person inquiries at open MPD stations, Fire and Emergency Medical Services stations, public libraries, and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) centers. The alert status is also sent out to individuals experiencing homelessness who have signed up for alerts via the HopeOneSource free text messaging app. 


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