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DSA Maintains Low Temperature Emergency Task Force, Reminds Public to Stay Warm

DSA Maintains Low Temperature Emergency Task Force, Reminds Public to Stay WarmIn light of the low temperature over the past few days, the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) activated the “Low Temperature Emergency Task Force” on February 3.
Members of the task force serve shifts between 10 AM and 10 PM every day at city hall. A 24-hour emergency call line has also been established. As a precautionary measure against the prolonged cold spell, DCA announced that the task force will remain in place up through February 7, pending future weather conditions.
For emergency assistance or to report elders living alone or homeless people requiring help, please call the emergency hotline (TEL: 2722-6497) or the 1999 Citizen’s Hotline.
Commissioner Hsu of DSA noted that the task force has been mobilized starting January 29. The agency has also established temporary shelters at the social service centers across the 12 administrative districts and at 14 senior citizen service centers. Over 100 social workers and volunteers have also been dispatched to visit homeless people and elders living alone in Taipei City. Hot food and winter wares will also be provided.
The temporary shelters at Taipei Railway Station and Wanhua Bangka Park will remain open through February 7. The facility will remain open based on official temperature measurement by the Central Weather Bureau.