HomeTabernacle NewsCode Blue declared for Burlington County beginning at 7 p.m. today

Code Blue declared for Burlington County beginning at 7 p.m. today

Due to dropping temperatures, Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien today declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will be effective starting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 through 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. 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: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter

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