Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that Camden County will be under a Code Blue severe weather advisory tonight.
The Health Officer issued the severe weather advisory for Camden County effective from 6 p.m. March 25 until 7 a.m. March 26.
“A coastal storm will bring frigid temperatures and scattered snow to our region tonight,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “It will become bitterly cold, and we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements.”
When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Severe Weather Emergency, municipalities with homeless populations, situational homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue response plan to accommodate their immediate needs.
A coastal storm remains on track to brush the region with occasional light snow from this afternoon into tonight. The bulk of the accumulation should pass south of the region tonight. A slushy combination of precipitation is possible from 5 p.m. through the evening. All snow will taper off overnight, but temperatures will remain below freezing. We are not ruling out the possibility of an additional dusting of snow early Wednesday morning.
The Camden County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management have worked with each municipality to ensure they have the proper resources to respond to these severe weather situations as part of their individual Code Blue plans. Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather.
“During these weather emergencies, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives and neighbors that live alone,” Rodriguez said. “It is important that most vulnerable among us are not left without heat or electricity.”
Persons seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.