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Code Blue extended in Baltimore City through Sunday morning

Code Blue extended once again in Baltimore
Posted at 5:38 PM, Jan 07, 2022

BALTIMORE — The Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert has been extended in Baltimore City through Sunday morning.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has reported three cold-related deaths in Baltimore City so far this season.

Here are some tips for staying safe in the cold:

  • Wear multiple layers of loose-fitting clothing.
  • Always wear a head covering, like a hat and/or scarf, when outdoors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Protect yourself against falls in icy or snowy conditions by walking slowly and avoiding steps or curbs with ice on them.
  • Check on those who are most vulnerable including children, the elderly and/or chronically ill.
  • Provide appropriate shelter for domestic animals.

Other Tips for Keeping Safe in Cold Weather:

  • Keep space heaters and candles away from flammable materials, such as curtains, furniture and loose clothing.
  • Check your carbon monoxide detector and make sure it’s working.
  • Do not use prohibited heat or power sources inside your home, such as stoves or generators. They may cause fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Do not leave your car running in a closed space such as a garage.

For other cold-related inquiries and service requests, or to find a nearby homeless shelter, residents can call 311 or 211.