Based on the projected weather forecast, the Burlington County Health Department declared that a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will go into effect today.
Officially, the Code Blue will commence at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and run through 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7. Subfreezing temperatures are expected throughout the night.
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: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.