Atlantic County has issued its first Code Blue Alert of the season for the evening and overnight hours of Friday, Oct. 30.
In accordance with New Jersey regulations enacted in May 2017, Atlantic County is advising the public of a Code Blue Alert effective 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 through 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 when temperatures are forecasted to drop into the high 30s for the first time this fall.
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