Heat, like cold, can kill. HSEMA, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services (which operates the cooling centers), offer guidance on staying cool in extreme heat: turning AC on, visiting a District government-operated cooling center, and drinking plenty of water.
Residents and visitors can also call the Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252. And of course, call 911 in an emergency.
Information about water for the homeless is available by calling United Planning Organization at (202) 399-7093.