People who stay on the street can be particularly vulnerable to heat injuries such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke or hyperthermia. When the temperature, including heat index, hits 95 degrees, the DC Government activates its Heat Emergency Plan, making cooling centers available to the public and keeping shelters open during daytime hours. You can find out the location of the cooling centers and the shelters that stay open by calling the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311, or at www.dc.gov. If you’re out and about during the day, consider taking along a bottle or two of cool water to offer to folks on the street. And let them know about the availability of the cooling centers. If you see someone showing symptoms of serious heat-related illness, call 911.
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