The Health Officer issued the severe weather advisory for Camden County effective from 6 p.m. Sunday night through 7 a.m. Monday morning.
The current forecast calls for possible accumulating snow Sunday night. It may lighten up for a period on Monday before a second wave hits Monday night. Overnight temperatures will drop to below freezing with wind gusts possible.
“It will become bitterly cold, and we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said.
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.
“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.”
Persons seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.