Code Blue Declared for BurlCo

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and tomorrow morning—with wind chill in the teens.

With the wind chill expected to drop into the teens overnight, accompanied by strong winds and freezing temperatures, the Burlington County Health Department has declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency starting at 7 p.m. tonight, which will remain in effect through 9 a.m. Friday.

Officials will review and assess upcoming weather forecasts tomorrow determine whether it should be extended. 

A Code Blue declaration is made when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted it provides for short-term emergency sheltering.

Individuals can call CONTACT of Burlington County at 856-234-8888 or 866-234-5006 for a list of available shelters and additional Code Blue information.

For general cold weather precautions, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.

Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information           


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