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After day of high temperatures for January, Montgomery County issues Hypothermia Alert

OEMHS says the alert will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and end at noon Sunday. (Photo: MGN Online)

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security has issued a Hypothermia Alert for Saturday, a day after unseasonably high temperatures for January.

OEMHS says the alert will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and end at noon Sunday.

According to officials, temperatures and/or wind chill values will be below 20 degrees, making hypothermia and frostbite likely for those unprepared for the weather.

OEMHS advises people to stay indoors and take extra precautions if working or spending long amounts of time outdoors.

All emergency and transitional shelters will allow homeless individuals to stay inside until temperatures increase, and/or return to a shelter early from daytime activity programs.

OEMHS also asks the Animal Services Division be called immediately at 301-279-8000 if any animal left outside appears to be in danger during the alert period.

D.C. also issued a Hypothermia Alert.

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