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Camden County extending Code Blue through Friday morning

Camden County will be under a Code Blue Advisory for tonight, Feb. 26.

The Health Officer issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 through 7 a.m. Feb. 27.

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“With another chance of snow overnight and temperatures staying dangerously low, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements during this severe weather,” freeholder Carmen Rodriguez said. “Before leaving the house, please dress yourself and your children in warm clothing, hats and gloves. 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.

It will be cloudy and cold all day with temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Tonight, there’s a possibility of light snow after 3 a.m. Temperatures will drop into the teens with 3 to 12 mile per hour winds out of the north.

“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.”

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.

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.


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