Code Blue alert issued through Feb. 12

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore City health commissioner issued a code blue alert Monday, February 10 that will extend through Wednesday, February 12. 

The decision was made due to predicted wind chills in the teens and single digits. 

A cod blue alert is aimed at helping vulnerable people in Baltimore find relief from extreme cold weather. A code blue means there is an increased risk for hypothermia, injuries from the cold or even death for those exposed to low temperatures. 

During a code blue additional resources are available to stay warm. Baltimore's emergency shelters operate with overflow capacity and workers conduct outreach for vulnerable residents during a code blue. 

Baltimore's 311 line will maintain normal hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Through the hotline residents are directed to the agencies where they can report problems or request services.

Citizens can also report issues at baltimorecity.gov . If you have problems after-hours, you can call (410) 396-3100. 

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