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DC shelters open during cold weather, how to get there

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Get ready a for a big drop in temperatures as we head into Christmas with highs only in the 20s — it could be the coldest Christmas since 2000.

WASHINGTON — Temperatures are expected to drop quite drastically starting Friday with a strong, arctic cold front blowing in

Most people in the DMV will wake up Friday to temperatures around 40 degrees, dropping to below freezing late morning, and into the 20s and even upper teens by sunset Friday. Then get ready a for a big drop in temperatures as we head into Christmas with highs only in the 20s — it could be the coldest Christmas since 2000.  

Given the incoming cold weather, the District is preparing residents for what to do if a “Cold Emergency Alert” is issued. The alert is activated in D.C. when the temperatures and wind chill drop below 15 degrees or when the temperatures along with the wind chill is 20 degrees and is accompanied by snow, rain or other possible severe weather.

READ: Find a full timeline of Thursday/Friday severe weather. 

When the District activates a cold weather or hypothermia alert, certain services are provided to keep all D.C. residents safe, including:

  • Access to emergency shelter 
  • Access to overnight warming sites
  • Transportation to facilities 

Below, you’ll find a list of resources to use during severe weather. 

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Women

  • Community of Christ Church: 3526 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • King Greenleaf Recreation Center: 201 N Street, SW
  • Nativity Shelter: 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
  • New Covenant Baptist Church: 1301 W Street, SE
  • Sherwood Recreation Center: 640 10th Street, NE

Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters for Men

  • Banneker Recreation Center: 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Kennedy Recreation Center: 1401 7th Street, NW
  • Sacred Heart Church: 16th Street and Park Road, NW
  • Salvation Army: 3335 Sherman Avenue, NW
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence: 425 2nd Street, NW
  • Adams Place Shelter: 2210 Adams Place, NE
  • 801 East Shelter: 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
  • Raymond Recreation Center: 3725 10th Street, NW

Co-Ed Hypothermia/Cold Emergency Alert Night Shelters

  • -Emery Recreation Center: 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW

Low-barrier Emergency Shelters for Women

  • Harriet Tubman Shelter: DC General Building 9, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
  • Nativity Shelter: 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women: 810 5 Street, NW

Low-barrier Emergency Shelters for Men

  •  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

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2022-12-21 20:06:29

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