HomeMt Laurel NewsBurlington County issues Code Blue through morning of March 27

Burlington County issues Code Blue through morning of March 27

Due to dropping temperatures, Freeholder Deputy Director Joe Howarth today declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will be effective starting 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 through 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014. 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 individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted it provides for short-term emergency sheltering.

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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 www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.


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