A Code Blue alert, intended to assist municipalities in protecting vulnerable citizens during cold weather, will be in effect this weekend and early next week in Atlantic County, county officials said Friday.
The alert will be in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday morning and from 6 p.m. Monday through Tuesday morning, said Linda Gilmore, public information officer for the county.
Code Blues also were called Saturday night in Cumberland and Ocean counties.
Those seeking warmth in Atlantic County should contact their local Office of Emergency Management for shelter locations. Contact information is available at readyatlantic.org.
In Cumberland County, the shelters are located in Bridgeton at St. Andrew’s Church, 186 E. Commerce St., and in Millville at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ben Corson Hall, 100 S. Second St.
A Code Blue is required within 24 to 48 hours of one of the following, based on National Weather Service forecasts: temperatures 25 degrees or lower without precipitation, 32 degrees or lower with precipitation or wind chills at or below 0 for a period of two or more hours.