UPDATE: The Code Blue advisory issued Jan. 5 was extended to include Jan. 8, 9 and 10, according to a Jan. 7 Cape May County Emergency Management Office release.
COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises all municipalities that Cape May County will be under “Code Blue” severe weather advisory effective from:
- 6 p.m. Jan. 5 to 6 a.m. Jan. 6
- 6 p.m. Jan. 6 to 6 a.m. Jan. 7
- 6 p.m. Jan. 7 to 6 a.m. Jan. 8
- 6 p.m. Jan. 8 to 6 a.m. Jan. 9
- 6 p.m. Jan. 9 to 6 a.m. Jan. 10
According to a release, “Code Blue” conditions are in effect when the temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
A “Code Blue” emergency is intended to protect homeless individuals living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings, who are at risk for cold-related exposure and possible death.
Those needing shelter during a Code Blue declaration can call the Cape May County Division of Social Services, at (609) 886-6200 ext. 2434 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 211 after 4:30 p.m., and on weekends, and holidays.
Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services website, http://www.cmcbss.com.