D.C. Hypothermia Hotline: What You Need to Know

Save and share the Hotline number: (202) 399-7093 or 311. When calling, please include the time, the address or location of the sighting, and a description of the individual.

If there is an immediate risk to safety, always call 911.

Hypothermia alerts are activated when the forecasted temperature, including wind chill, is or will be 32° F or below; or, when the temperature is forecasted to be 40° F or below, and the forecasted chance of precipitation is fifty percent or greater.

Additional resources, including warming centers, are open around the city and available to individuals. Free transportation can be provided 24/7.

For more information, visit D.C.’s Department of Human Services website: https://dhs.dc.gov/service/hypo-hyperthermia-watch.