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Maple Shade Township Police Department
Thursday January 10th, 2019 :: 05:51 p.m. EST

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Burlington County Declares Code Blue Weather Emergency Effective Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: January 10, 2019

Burlington County Declares Code Blue Weather Emergency Effective Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Code Blue

Burlington County announced that the County Health Department, in concurrence with the County Office of Emergency Management, has declared a Code Blue Weather Emergency to be in effect from 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 through 9 a.m. on Monday, January 14 due to the extreme cold temperatures forecasted. County officials will assess weather conditions again on Monday to determine if additional precautions are needed.

A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County when winter weather conditions pose a threat of serious harm to individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted it provides for short-term emergency shelters to those in need.

Individuals in need of shelter, or for more information about Code Blue, can call 2-1-1. Callers will be prompted to press 2-1 for homeless individuals, then asked for the first three letters of their county or county code. For Burlington County, please press 2-8-7.

During a Code Blue declaration, residents are encouraged to stay indoors in heated areas. Caution should also be taken with pets during extremely cold temperatures.

For general cold weather precautions, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/

http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1013&nbsp

Address/Location
Maple Shade Township Police Department
200 N Stiles Ave
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300

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