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DC just announced a hypothermia alert: Here's how to help get a homeless person shelter

DC just announced a hypothermia alert: Here's how to help get a homeless person shelter. (Photo: MGN Online)

A hypothermia alert will go into effect in D.C. at 7 p.m. Thursday, officials announced this afternoon.

Hypothermia alerts go into effect when either the forecasted or current temperature stands at 32 degree or below---this includes the wind chill.

If you see a homeless person who needs shelter in D.C. during a hypothermia alert, officials ask that you call the shelter hotline at (202) 399-7093, 211 or 1-800-535-7252 for assistance.

Friday is expected to be the coldest day so far this year, but that's just the beginning of the chill for the D.C. area.

StormWatch7's Alex Liggitt reports next week we might see high temperatures only in the 20s.

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