Newark, NJ– January 3, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Mark J. Wade have activated a “Code Blue” for tonight, Monday, January 3, until the morning of Tuesday, January 4. Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-20s°F with a wind chill factor as low as 12°F and possible snowfall.
“Code Blue” is called when temperatures reach 25°F or lower without precipitation, 32°F with precipitation, or when there is a wind chill factor of 0°. Residents are reminded to continue being cautious during extreme cold weather.
“Several layers of warm clothing to protect against moisture and wind are important,” said Dr. Wade. “Gloves and socks should be kept as dry as possible. Insulated boots that do not obstruct circulation are essential during cold weather. Warm head covering is particularly important since 30 percent of heat loss is from the head.”
The City is also reminding residents that there are emergency shelters operating during the extreme cold weather and about its partnerships with Social Service agencies. For more information about sheltering services, contact the shelters listed below or the Office of Homeless Services at: (973) 877-9481, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The City offers the following tips on keeping homes safe and coping with extreme winter weather:
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