The City Atlantic City has issued a ‘Code Blue’ beginning 6:00 p.m. tonight, December 8, 2021, through 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021.

The Code Blue is being issued due to the weather forecasts that predict that the wind-chill temperature is expected to drop to unhealthy levels for those who live outside.

There is no reason for anyone to be cold, as Dan Brown, President, and Chief Executive Officer, and his team will have The Atlantic City Rescue Mission doors open tonight for all who need warm shelter and food.

Atlantic City Deputy Police Chief James Sarkos and his team are stepping up as they will compassionately provide transportation for those who need it and take them to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

It is important to remember that during cold weather such as tonight, (through tomorrow morning), you can experience hypothermia and it can become dangerous and even deadly. It can overtake someone in a short period of time.

Please don’t take the attitude that you can just ride it out.

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Chief Scott Evans and The Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management are urging everyone to check in on the elderly and the vulnerable.

Chief Evans also recommends that you bring in pets from the outside elements during the "Code Blue."

This formal declaration should be treated by the public as a medical emergency.

SOURCE: Scott Evans, Chief, Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management.

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