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Heat Emergency - A heat emergency is in effect for Washington, DC. Residents are urged to take precautions against the heat.
Find cooling centers, spray parks and more information about heat emergencies.


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During an emergency, up-to-date information, resources and protective actions will be posted on this web site. Add http://72hours.dc.gov to your “Favorites” so you can quickly access valuable information during or after an emergency.

The first thing you need during an emergency is reliable information. Alert DC is the District’s citizen emergency notification system, which gives you official emergency information to help you prepare for and respond to emergencies.