Thursday, June 21, 2012

Caution: Extreme weather ahead

When the temperature reaches 95 degrees, the District activates its Heat Emergency Plan (plan in PDF).

What this means for residents, visitors, and business and government employees is that they should take a number of precautions including:

  • Staying indoors as much as possible and limiting outside ventures between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes
  • DO NOT leave children or pets in vehicles

Cooling Centers are located throughout the city and a call to 311 will tell you where you can go.

The Department of Parks and Recreation has extended pool hours during this horribly hot weather.   Details about pool hours are on the DPR website.

Remember, you can call the United Planning Organization about water for homeless individuals and families: (202) 399-7093.

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