April 25, 2024

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DC hypothermia alert begins at 7 p.m.

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WASHINGTON — Officials in D.C. issued a hypothermia alert for the District starting Monday night.

The hypothermia alert will begin at 7 p.m. due to cold temperatures. The National Weather Service reports that temperatures will be 34 degrees but will feel like 30 degrees due to the wind chill. 

“These temperatures significantly increase your risk for hypothermia and frostbite,” D.C. officials said. 

Residents are encouraged to stay inside or bundle up if planning to go out. Those who need help finding shelter may call 311 or 202-399-7093 for accessible shelter transport. For all animal emergencies, including pets left outside in extreme temperatures, call the Humane Rescue Alliance at 202-723-5730. 

Signs of hypothermia in adults, according to the CDC, include:

With temperatures plummeting as the day progresses, there are a few warning signs you’ll want to be aware of. Click here to watch and subscribe to the WUSA9 YouTube channel for more videos like this one.

2023-11-28 02:04:41

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