Newark, NJ– January 10, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Mark J. Wade are extending the current “Code Blue” for four additional days, Wednesday, January 12, through Saturday, January 15. Over this four-day period, temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 15°F with wind chill factors dropping to 6°F with a chance of snow for Saturday, January 15. “Code Blue” will end on Sunday, January 16.
“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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