Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Check the Cold Emergency activation notices regularly

Cold Emergencies are activated when the temp/wind chill is 20 deg. F with precipitation (there is a specific criteria too detailed to list here) OR when the temp/wind chill is 15 deg. F.   Notification of a Cold Emergency is noticed on in the Cold Weather Emergency Resources box and in the Featured News/Press Releases section.   Notices are typically posted between 10:00 am and Noon so check back regularly since subsequent changes are also posted there.

What the Cold Emergency means for homeless people:   The takeaway is that additional resources are put in place when the temperature drops.   The city has used warming buses and a non-shelter warming site and both are, by all accounts, a huge success.

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