A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been issued from Wednesday, July 17 to Monday, July 22. Cooling centers around the city will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Find more information about these centers here.


Emergency Shelter Plan 

The city’s emergency shelter plan for Hurricane Florence is in effect Thursday, September 13 at 4 p.m. until Saturday, September 15 at 9 a.m. 

Service providers around the city will offer additional outreach services, increased shelter capacity and transportation for those seeking shelter. Please find details from The Mayor's Office of Human Services below. 

Once the plan has been initiated, additional shelter plan capacity will be provided at the following locations:

  • Men’s Shelter, Monument Ave.: The Baltimore Street Station will increase bed capacity to 135 beds and have staff and food on hand to shelter in place if necessary.

  • MCVETS (301 N High St Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-576-9626): Will provide 30 additional beds for single men.  Staff and food will be available to shelter in place if necessary.

  • Women’s Shelter, Fremont Ave: Will increase capacity from 70 women to 160 women.  Staff and food will be available to shelter in place. 

  • Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202, 443-478-3777): The WHRC will increase capacity by utilizing the day rooms. This capacity will only be utilized after all other shelters are full.  This will ensure shelter is available to those seeking shelter after transportation has ended.

Shelter Access and Transportation:

Similar to winter shelter operations, Weinberg Housing and Resource Center will serve as the coordinator for the city’s emergency response shelter plan.  As capacity is reached at each shelter, WHRC will direct placement and transportation for clients seeking shelter during this period. 

  • Unsheltered single individuals and adult couples should report to Weinberg Housing and Resource Center. WHRC will serve as the transportation hub providing shuttle services to participating shelters.  Please note that women with reserved beds at the Fremont Avenue shelter should continue to go to the Chase Street location for shelter transportation.

  • Unsheltered families with children should report to Sarah’s Hope (1114 N. Mount Street, 410-462-4673) where they will be transported to the Fremont Ave. building for overnight sheltering. 

Other Resources:

Please use these additional resources to prepare and stay safe during inclement weather during this time.

  • Build A Kit, Department of Homeland Security - Emergency kit checklist
  • Safety Tips, Maryland Emergency Management System - Educate yourself on the necessary steps for before, during and after a extreme weather conditions
  • Twitter - Follow the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management for live updates on weather conditions