Thursday, November 8, 2012

Make the call when it's cold--Help the homeless get warm

With November came the beginning of hypothermia season.   It lasts through March 31, longer if weather warrants.   When the temperature or wind chill is 32°F or below, the District issues a Hypothermia Alert.

Hypothermia can be life-threatening.   It happens when a person's internal body temperature is less than 95°F, a little below the normal temp of 98.6°F.

SOME provides additional information.

Thanks to Marina Streznewski for the fabulous idea of programming your mobile phone with the Hypothermia Shelter Hotline number!

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