Code Purple in effect for Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17

Press release from Asheville Homeless Coalition

Code Purple in effect for Friday 2/17/23 and Saturday, 2/18/23.

On Friday, National Weather Service predicts the temp will be 28° F and the wind chill is predicted to be16° F.

On Saturday, National Weather Service predicts the temp will be 35° F and the wind chill is predicted to be 31° F.

Purpose of Code Purple:

The purpose of the Code Purple procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees (including windchill). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming.

For more information on resources and Code Purple guidelines, visit Asheville Homeless Coalition.

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