A Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has declared a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory for all municipalities for Tuesday, Wednesday and early Thursday.

Code Blue will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below.

A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets and in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold-related exposure and possible death.

If you need shelter during a Code Blue declaration, call the Cape May County Division of Social Services at (609) 886-6200 ext. 2434 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 2-1-1 after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends and holidays.

Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services website at