The Code Blue was issued ahead of expected cold temperatures this weekend.
Camden County issued its first Code Blue of the 2016–17 winter on Friday afternoon.
Code Blue will be in effect from 7 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. on Sunday.
“Temperatures are expected to drop tonight down into 20s overnight, so everyone should be sheltered and out of the elements during this severe weather,” Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez said. “If you must leave 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.”
Low temperatures could drop between 20 and 25 degrees Friday and Saturday nights, with high temperatures likely only reaching 35 degrees on Saturday.
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.
Anyone 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.