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Cold Weekend Forecast Prompts Code Blue Declaration

Burlington County has declared a Code Blue to provide short-term emergency sheltering for those without it.

Burlington County has declared a Code Blue to provide short-term emergency sheltering for those without it. Credit: Patch file photo
Burlington County has declared a Code Blue to provide short-term emergency sheltering for those without it. Credit: Patch file photo

Due to a wet forecast and dropping temperatures, Burlington County has declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, which will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday. Officials will then review and assess upcoming weather forecasts.

A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to those 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: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.

Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information

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