Burlington County has extended the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency declaration through 8 a.m. Friday due to continuing cold temperatures and a wet forecast.
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: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information