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Code Blue Extended Through Thursday Night

A wintry mix remains possible at the end of the week.

A Code Blue Severe Weather Advisory is in effect through Friday morning, Camden County officials announced Thursday morning.

The advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. and expires 7 a.m. Friday morning.

Temperatures are expected to drop to between 20 and 25 degrees Thursday night. A wintry mix remains possible for the end of the week.

“As temperatures remain well below average for the beginning of March, we are advising residents to avoid going outside for extended periods of time,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said. “It will be bitterly cold overnight, and we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements.”

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.

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.

Anyone seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.

“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.”

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