Baltimore City Extends Code Blue Cold Weather Alert to Sunday
Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 02:00 PM EST
Baltimore City has declared its 26th Code Blue day of the 2013-2014 winter season, more than double the total number of Code Blue days in the 2012-2013 winter season. A previously-issued code blue alert was extended to include Sunday, February 16.
"We urge people to stay safely indoors if possible, out of the weather elements that can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations," Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said.
During the Code Blue alert, emergency shelters will operate with overflow capacity and workers will conduct outreach for vulnerable residents. The city’s 311 line will maintain normal hours of 6am to 10 pm to direct customers to the appropriate agencies and to allow customers to report problems or request service.
There have so far been four cold-related deaths in Baltimore City this winter.
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