Tuesday, February 16, 2021
The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness has issued two new Code Blue Alerts. The first is effective as of 12 am on Wednesday, February 17 through the following morning and the second is effective as of 12 AM on Saturday, February 20 through the morning of Monday, February 22
In accordance with state regulations, a Code Blue Alert is required to be issued within 24 to 48 hours of weather conditions that may meet the following criteria based upon National Weather Service forecasts:
Temperatures will reach 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower with or without precipitation or wind-chill temperatures of 0 degrees or less for a period of two or more hours.
The Code Blue Alert is intended to assist municipalities in protecting citizens who may be living outdoors or in poorly insulated settings and are at risk for weather-related exposure and possible death.
Any resident who experiences a life-threatening emergency should call 9-1-1. Non-life threatening emergencies may be reported to your local municipal office of emergency management. Contact information for all offices is available online at: www.readyatlantic.org/mainpages/localems.asp