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Camden County announces ‘Code Blue’ severe weather advisory tonight and tomorrow night

Camden County announces ‘Code Blue’ severe weather advisory tonight and tomorrow night


Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that Camden County will be under “Code Blue” severe weather advisory tonight and tomorrow night.

The Health Officer issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 through 7 a.m. on Jan. 17, and from 6 p.m. Jan. 17 through 7 a.m. Jan 18.

“It will be bitterly cold and windy over the next two nights. Before leaving the house, please dress yourself and your children in warm clothing, hats and gloves,” Rodriguez said. “We need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements during the severe weather. Also, please remember to check on elderly relatives and neighbors and bring your pets indoors.”

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.

Today’s sunshine will be replaced with scatter clouds and possible flurries as a cold front arrives this afternoon. Winds are expected to gust over 30 miles per hour with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees.

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. Additional resources are available by calling the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at (800) 999–9045, or by visiting www.camdencounty.com.

In case of a power outage please report it directly to the appropriate utility provider list below:

PSE&G: 1–800–436-PSEG (7734)
PSEG website: http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp
Atlantic City Electric: 1–800–833–7476
Atlantic City Electric website: http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/
South Jersey Gas: 1–800–582–7060
South Jersey Gas website: http://southjerseygas.com/

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