Newark, NJ– March 3, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Mark J. Wade are activating “Code Blue” today, Thursday, March 3, through Friday, March 4. Over this one-day period, temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 19°F with the wind chill factor dropping to 11°F. “Code Blue” will remain in effect until 10 a.m., Friday morning, March 4, 2022.
“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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