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County Extends Code Blue Through Friday

Burlington County is providing short-term emergency sheltering for the rest of the week.

Burlington County has extended its Code Blue declaration through Friday. Credit: Patch file photo
Burlington County has extended its Code Blue declaration through Friday. Credit: Patch file photo

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

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