Atlantic City declares Code Blue

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ATLANTIC CITY _ Forecast temperatures through the end of the week are so cold that the Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue notice effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 through 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

Low temperatures are expected to reach the single digits across most of South Jersey on the morning of Feb. 28.

“Due to expected dangerous temperatures through most of this week, the Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management is declaring a Code Blue,” the office said in a release issued at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

“Tumbling temperatures and wind gusts will bring dangerously low wind chill values that can cause rapid hypothermia and can endanger any individuals without shelter,” the Office of Emergency Management said. “The Atlantic City rescue Mission will provide accommodations and hot meals for all those who wish to take advantage of their facility.”

If available, Atlantic City Police Department mobile units will provide transport to the Mission, the office said.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian advises that during this dangerously frigid weather, keep pets inside and check on senior citizens who can become chilled rapidly without realizing it.

All interests are urged to keep updated on this weather via local radio, TV, and newspapers.  

Residents may contact the Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management at 609-347-5466.


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