Code Blue issued for Cherry Hill Tuesday night

Camden County has issued a Code Blue through Wednesday morning

Cherry Hill and the rest of Camden County will be under a Code Blue alert with cold weather in the forecast overnight.

The Camden County Health Officer issued the Code Blue for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Dec. 19.

“Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s overnight. During these extreme conditions, we need everyone to be sheltered and protected from the elements,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, saidcold. “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.”

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 dangerous 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 a warming shelter should contact their municipality. Additional resources are available by calling the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at (800) 999–9045, or by visitingwww.camdencounty.com.