County Issues CODE BLUE

Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that Camden County will be under a Code Blue Alert from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 17th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 7 p.m.Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18. “Current forecasts project temperatures under 30 degrees throughout the week, with a mix of winter precipitation expected Wednesday into Thursday,” Rodriguez said.  “When temperatures reach this low, it is important to check on elderly relatives and neighbors, and to ensure that they are warm and safe. Even inside, cold conditions can quickly become dangerous for vulnerable populations, especially those who lack heat or electricity.” Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather. Persons seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.

Arctic Blast Expected

Snow and arctic cold is expected to blast the Northeast US in the coming days. Icy conditions and accumulating snow will spread across the northeastern United States early this week as a potent snowstorm pushes through the region. The storm that brought snow to the Rockies and High Plains on Sunday will continue to sink south into the beginning of the week. This storm will bring some snow and Arctic cold to parts of the southern Plains. As the storm strengthens over the central and southern Plains on Monday, it will send snow from Missouri into the western Great Lakes. By the afternoon, snow is expected to spread into western New York. From northwestern Pennsylvania to southern Missouri, precipitation will likely start as rain, but as Arctic air is pulled south on the backside of the storm, rain is forecast to gradually changeover to snow across these areas Monday afternoon and evening.

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