Code Blue issued for Cherry Hill, Camden County for Monday night

The Code Blue will be in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening through 7 a.m. Tuesday morning

Cherry Hill and the rest of Camden County will be under a Code Blue advisory Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The Code Blue will last from 7 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

“Forecasts show a clear night with no precipitation, but we could see temperatures drop into the mid and low 20s overnight. During these extremely frigid conditions it is incredibly important that everyone take extra precautions and stay warm,” Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez said. “We also want to emphasize the importance of getting everyone sheltered and out of the elements during these tough, cold nights, and to remind everyone to check on elderly relatives and neighbors and to bring your pets indoors.”

When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Code Blue, municipalities with homeless populations, situational 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.”

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.