Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Sunday evening into Monday morning, when temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20’s.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are forecast to drop to 21 degrees on Sunday night, with wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Prior to that, the forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow throughout most of the day Saturday.
“I encourage residents to stay indoors,” Dzirasa said in a statement. “Please be sure to check on neighbors who may be at risk to ensure they have heat and power, and take care to shelter pets.”
Per Health Department guidelines, a Code Blue alert can be issued when temperatures, including wind chill, reach 13 degrees or lower.
Baltimoreans are advised to wear multiple layers and head gear if they need to go outside.
Residents can call 311 if a neighbor is without heat or power. Additional information is available by calling the nearest Community Action Partnership (CAP) Center.
Northern CAP Center (5225 York Road) (410) 396-6084
Northwest CAP Center (3939 Reisterstown Road) (443) 984-1384
Southern CAP Center (606 Cherry Hill Road) (410) 545-0900
Southeast CAP Center (3411 Bank St.) (410) 545-6518
Eastern CAP Center (1731 E. Chase St.) (410) 545-0136
For more information on Code Blue alerts, head here.
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