Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management will declare a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert during periods of extremely cold weather. Code Blue is a multi-agency effort to reduce hypothermia deaths during the winter months by protecting the vulnerable homeless population. A Code Blue Alert enables Monmouth County authorities to make sheltering arrangements for homeless.
A Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert may be declared based on the following criteria:
Temperatures will reach 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower with or without precipitation
Need help, or know someone that needs help?
During regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4 pm) individuals in need should:
Call the Monmouth County Division of Social Services (MCDSS) 732-431-6000 extension 4613.
On weekends and after hours:
Call 211 to request Code Blue placement.
If 211 cannot help, contact Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300 to assist with CODE Blue placement.
Residents can also call 211 or APPD at 732-774-1300 to report specific concerns about vulnerable neighbors during Code Blue Extreme Cold Alerts.
Residents should call 911 if you are having a cold-related emergency.