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Red Bank code blue
Jan 10, 2019

Code Blue in Effect in Red Bank

Red Bank code blue

Code Blue is in effect from 1800 hours today until 1100 hours on Saturday. Those in need should report to JBJ Soul Kitchen between 3:30pm and 7:30pm.

What is cold blue?

A Code Blue alert is declared whenever temperatures drop below the freezing point and weather conditions pose a danger to the homeless population. The Code Blue Alert allows authorities to take homeless people to local shelters or other agencies, known as Warming Centers. These shelters make additional beds and space available until conditions improve and the alert is called off.

New Jersey has a network of agencies throughout most counties. These agencies provide shelter, food, and clothing assistance for people whenever a Code Blue Alert has been issued. Each county/municipality has a different protocol about weather and temperature guidelines for a Code Blue Alert. Not all counties participate in this alert system. A Code Blue alert for counties that do participate is typically issued once temperatures drop to 32 degrees or below.

Warming stations are generally opened during the day for individuals who need a place to stay warm, however some may provide overnight accommodations as well, it all varies by county. Shelters do provide overnight accommodations. Please note that the locations listed below are only able to help people in need when a Code Blue has been issued by the county. To find out if a Code Blue Alert has been issued in a particular county, please contact either the local police municipalities or visit the county/town website.

Information courtesy of Red Bank Police Department.