calls for municipalities to establish heating centers for those in need when
the temperature drops to dangerous levels. The previous advisory expired at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
The temperature has consistently been in the single digit range this week, and is expected to remain around 20 degrees Wednesday night.
Winds are expected out of the west at about 3 to 10 miles an hour, and light snow is possible overnight.
“While the weather conditions continue to stay in the teens and well below freezing it is necessary for residents to stay out of the extreme temperatures for a prolonged period of time,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said in a prepared statement. “This treacherous weather is a public health threat, and according to the National Weather Service can cause frostbite to set in less than 40 minutes of exposure, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements.”
Light snow or rain is possible Friday morning, as well, but temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend.
“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.”
Those seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.
Residents are asked to report any power outages directly to the appropriate utility provider list below:
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
- PSEG website: http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp
- Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
- Atlantic City Electric website: http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/
- South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060
- South Jersey Gas website: http://southjerseygas.com/