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First Cold Snap Brings on Need for Temporary Shelter

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Cold temperatures have hit the area for the first time this season. Union County has issued a Code Blue alert for tonight through Tuesday. 

Anyone anticipating the need for emergency shelter tonight and tomorrow night, will need to be screened and placed by the Union County Department of Human Services – Division of Social Services, by coming to either one of the agency’s two offices before 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Location

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343 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth 07207

Plainfield Location

200 West 2nd Street, Plainfield 07063

For overnight emergencies only after 4:00 p.m., persons in need of assistance may call the Plainfield Area YMCA, 908-756-6061.

If you observe anyone outdoors who is asleep or in need of help you can contact the  local police department in that area, which will arrange for assistance.

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