Newark, NJ– January 19, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Mark J. Wade are activating a “Code Blue” for Thursday, January 20, through Monday, January 24. Over this five-day period, temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 13°F with a wind chill factor dropping into the single digits as low as 1°F.
“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.
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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