The Code Blue has been issued with temperature forecasted to dip well below freezing overnight.
Cherry Hill will be under a Code Blue advisory tonight with low temperatures expected to dip into the 20s.
The Camden County Health Officer has issued a Code Blue for Camden County from 6 p.m. on March 3 through 7 a.m. on March 4.
“The overnight temperatures are predicted to be in the low 20’s with winds out of the northwest up to 16 miles per hour. There is also the threat of snow showers until 10 p.m. In these extreme weather conditions, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements,” 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.”
During a Code Blue advisory, municipalities with homeless populations, situation homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue response plan to accommodate their immediate needs.
“During these extreme weather conditions, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives and neighbors that live alone,” Rodriguez said. “It is important that the most vulnerable among us are not left without heat or electricity.”
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.