PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - When the National Weather Bureau predicts a wind chill temperature of 20 degrees and below, or precipitation with temperatures below 32 degrees, a Code Blue is declared.
What does that mean for Philadelphia residents?
If residents see a person who appears to be homeless during a Code Blue, they are urged to contact the Homeless Outreach hotline at (215) 232-1984.
If residents are concerned about an elderly person, they are urged to contact Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at (215) 765-9040.
Code Blues affect your furry friends as well. If you see a pet outside, you are urged to contact Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) at (267) 385-3800. ACCT also provides free straw for outdoor pet shelters.
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