Philadelphia issues Code Blue

Rachel Kurland
November 15, 2018 - 11:26 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the first snow of the season continues to fall, the City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Blue due to the cold temperatures.

The measure is in effect until Friday at 7 a.m.

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A Code Blue is enacted when temperatures feel near or below 20 degrees, according to the city. 

Special measures are also taken to keep people who are homeless safe, including activating a 24-hour outreach line to find people who are homeless and provide them with safe, indoor spaces; opening all available beds within the emergency housing network; and allowing homeless people to stay inside emergency housing throughout the day.

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If you see a person who appears to be homeless during a Code Blue, you can call the city’s hotline at 215-232-1984.