BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Metropolis Well being Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued a Code Blue Excessive Chilly declaration for Friday morning by Saturday morning, when temperatures may dip into the kids.
“I encourage residents to remain indoors, particularly these most susceptible to chilly,” mentioned Dzirasa. “Excessive low temperatures will be life-threatening particularly for our most susceptible populations. Please make sure to examine on neighbors who you suppose could also be in danger to make sure that they’ve warmth and energy, and take care to shelter pets appropriately.”
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Code Blue alerts are issued when temperatures, together with the wind chill, are forecasted to succeed in 13 levels or decrease or situations threaten susceptible populations within the metropolis. There have been three chilly weather-related deaths in Baltimore this winter, in accordance with the well being division.
Throughout the chilly climate season, from Nov. 21 to March 15, metropolis businesses will distribute meals to at-risk seniors, assist residents apply for power help and help with weatherizing houses.
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The Mayor’s Workplace of Homeless Companies additionally works to increase capability at shelters.
Well being officers advise residents to do the next throughout chilly climate:
- Put on a number of layers of loose-fitting clothes.
- Put on a hat and/or scarf exterior
- Drink loads of fluids and keep away from alcohol
- Stroll slowly and avoiding steps or curbs with ice on them to forestall falls
- Examine on kids, the aged and chronically in poor health
- Present applicable shelter for pets
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