Philadelphia issues Code Blue

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Blue in effect at 3 p.m. Tuesday. 

Due to extremely cold conditions, Code Blue is in effect starting at 3 p.m. today. Dial 215-232-1984 if you see someone who needs shelter. ➡️ https://t.co/2of1bLWRkY pic.twitter.com/8VcjHWZmhF

— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) January 29, 2019

Special measures are also taken to keep the 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.