Nor'easter Prompts Code Blue in Burlington County
A Code Blue provides for emergency shelters in the wake of freezing temperatures, snow and sleet.
Burlington County issued the following press release:
With a strong coastal nor’easter bringing cold weather to the area, the Burlington County Health Department today declared that a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will commence at 7 p.m. Wednesday and remain in effect through 7 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. Officials will then review and assess upcoming weather forecasts.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for our area, indicating that snow, sleet or freezing rain is in the forecast, along with temperatures in the 30s, high winds and wind chill factors in the 20s.
A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted it provides for short-term emergency sheltering.
Individuals can call CONTACT of Burlington County at 856-234-8888 or 866-234-5006 for a list of available shelters and additional Code Blue information.
For general cold weather precautions, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.