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Released by: Health Services
For Immediate Release

Cold Weather "Code Blue" Advisory

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 27, 2019  –  Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week. This advisory requests that all homeless service agencies expand beds and open warming facilities in an effort to proactively mitigate cold-weather impacts on Sonoma County’s homeless population.


A Code Blue advisory is issued during periods of time when temperatures drop below 38 degrees, or when the wind chill reduces the effective temperature below 38 degrees, or when rainfall makes it difficult or impossible for unsheltered individuals to remain dry. As overnight temperatures are predicted to be at or near freezing throughout the week, the advisory will remain in effect through Saturday November 2nd, when the need for a continuing advisory will be assessed based on the latest weather conditions.

 
The latest information can be obtained by calling  2-1-1, or online at  www.211sonoma.org.

 

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