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DC Mayor Bowser Activates Heat Emergency Plan for Sunday, Monday – NBC4 Washington – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-19 15:12:37 –

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC is invoking the district’s thermal emergency program on Sundays and Mondays.

DC cooling center

When the temperature or heat index of the district is predicted to reach 95 degrees or higher, the district activates a cooling center for residents.

You can use the district’s to find the nearest cooling center Interactive map..

1313 New York Ave.NW’s Downtown Day Center operates a capacity-limited cooling center for people experiencing homelessness from 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Sunday. Limited services such as toilets, bottled water and light meals are available. No reservation required.

If you or someone you know needs help to get to the cooling center, call the shelter hotline at (202) 399-7093. For more information, please visit. heat.dc.gov Or call 311.

Tips for dealing with extreme heat

  • If possible, stay indoors or find a place with shade or air conditioning.
  • Check in to your neighbor. Toddlers, the elderly, and people with access and function needs are the most vulnerable.
  • Drink plenty of water, but do not drink alcohol, caffeine, or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.
  • Keep your pet inside. Walk your pet early in the morning, give it plenty of water, and do not leave it in the car. Dangerous temperatures can be reached in the car within 10 minutes. For emergencies of all animals, including extreme temperatures and animals left in the car, call the Humane Rescue Alliance at (202) 723-5730.
  • Wear proper clothing and sunscreen. Choose light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat that are lightweight, loose-fitting, and fit. Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.

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