With subfreezing temperatures predicted for the next two nights, and wind chill factors dipping below 20 degrees, the Burlington County Health Department declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency.
The Code Blue will started at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 and remain in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday. Officials will then review and assess upcoming weather conditions.
According to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, the low on Friday night will be around 25, with a west wind about 10 miles per hour.
A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County 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.