Code Blue Alert for Cold Weather

first_imgA Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population. The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has issued a “Code Blue” severe weather alert for the overnight hours on Thursday and Friday.Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or lower. The forecast calls for blustery conditions Thursday night and a low of 28. A low of 27 is expected Friday night.A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold related exposure and possible death.People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling 2-1-1.Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services website at http://www.cmcbss.com.last_img read more

Manatee freed from drainage ditch in Fort Myers

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — Authorities came to the rescue of a manatee that had become stuck in a drainage ditch in Fort Myers.Fort Myers Police officers, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Florida Fish and Wildlife officers responded to the trapped marine mammal off Summerlin Road and Brantley Road, Monday morning.Officers and deputies worked together to free the manatee.Officials said the animal was stuck in the ditch for about two hours.Rescue crews believe the sea cow traveled through the drain to the ditch during high tide on the river.The manatee was taken to Orlando for treatment and released into Horton Park in Cape Coral.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img