Due to dropping temperatures, Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will be effective starting 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, through 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. 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.
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