“Code Blue” Issued for Severe Weather

first_imgThe Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises that all municipalities in the county will be under a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature reaches 25 degrees with clear skies or 32 degrees with precipitation.A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold-related exposure and possible death.People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling the county homeless hotline at 609-886-1325 or after hours at 1-877-886-1325.Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services web site at http://www.cmcbss.com. A Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population.last_img

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