ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- A Code Blue Extreme has been activated by the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) effective Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 24. Frigid temperatures are expected in the Capital Region.
A Code Blue Extreme is called when the temperature is supposed to be 10 degrees or less, while a Code Blue is called when the temperature is supposed to be 32 degrees or less, including wind chill.
All social service districts in New York are required to have a homeless Code Blue program, where homeless people have the right to be served in their community. People who need shelter can also call the HATAS Homeless Hotline at (518) 463-2124.