Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing Monday night, and winds are expected to blow at between 8 and 18 miles an hour.
“When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Severe Weather Emergency, municipalities with homeless populations, situational homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue response plan to accommodate their immediate needs,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said. “With a significant snowfall already affecting the county, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements.”
The Camden County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management have worked with each municipality to ensure they have the proper resources to respond to these severe weather situations as part of their individual Code Blue plans. Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather.
“During these weather emergencies, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives and neighbors that live alone,” Rodriguez said. “It is important that most vulnerable among us are not left without heat or electricity.”Those seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.