Union County, NJ – Another cold snap has hit the Union County area along with high winds, sending temperatures plummeting throughout the holiday weekend. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that help is available for those without a warm place to stay, through the Code Blue program.
Code Blue is designed to coordinate municipal and County resources, to help homeless persons find a place at a shelter or warming center.
Residents who observe anyone outdoors who is asleep or in need of assistance should contact their local police department, which will arrange for transportation to a shelter.
In addition, the following warming locations have been provided to the County by municipal officials or have been publicized through local media. Availability and hours may change, and public buildings will be closed on Monday, February 16, so always call ahead before coming to a warming center:
To report downed power lines or outages, contact your utility company. PSE&G customers call 1-800-436-7734. JCP&L customers call 1-800-545-7738 or use the automated reporting line at 1-888-544-4877.
For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.
Please tell your friends and neighbors about First Alert (to sign up visit ucfirstalert.org), and stay informed by visiting the Union County website at ucnj.org. Also find us on Facebook and Twitter.