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Code Blue in Effect Tuesday Night as Temperatures Continue to Drop

Temperatures will drop into the teens Tuesday night.

Camden County will be under a Code Blue Weather Advisory Tuesday night, county officials announced.

The advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. and expires 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Highs on Tuesday will not break the freezing mark and will plummet into the teens Tuesday night.

“As this never ending winter weather cycle continues to create extreme conditions and public health challenges, we are advising residents to avoid going outside for extended periods of time,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said. “In the midst of this deep freeze, 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.”

The weather cycle is expected to last for the next couple of days, and a wintry mix is possible toward the end of the week.

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