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Protect Yourself and Your Animals during Cold Weather

DOVER, Del., Jan. 2 -- Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issued the following news release:

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding residents to prepare both themselves and their animals as temperatures dip dangerously low this week. The National Weather Service is possible snowfall across the state Wednesday night into Thursday and near-record low temperatures with gusty winds Friday and Saturday.

Code Purple overnight shelters are activated across the state for people who are homeless, with additional nights expected through the weekend. Since most Code Purple sites use volunteers to manage operations, the activation and implementation vary by county and site. To be connected to Code Purple resources, call Delaware 2-1-1, search for "Code Purple" on the Delaware 2-1-1 mobile app or on its website at and click on the Code Purple button. Or call the Delaware Housing Alliance's Centralized Intake Line at 302-654-0126, ext. 112.


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