Bucks County Issues Three-Night “Code Blue” Weather Alert for Tuesday, February 8 Until Friday, February 11
The National Weather Service is predicting another round of frigid temperatures this week. In response to the anticipated cold front approaching the area, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration stretching from Tuesday evening, February 8 until the morning of Friday, February 11. The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call church, Emmaus Rd. Lutheran, to activate their emergency shelter. The on-call church will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities. This is a temporary evening shelter and guests should not arrive until 9:00 pm.
County Emergency Management Director John Dougherty and Health Director Dr. David Damsker have notified local public safety officials of the Code Blue declaration. They advise all residents to be aware of the severe anticipated weather conditions. County residents are urged to check on their elderly neighbors during this period of frigid weather. Caution also should be taken with pets during the anticipated period of extremely cold temperatures.
Bucks County On-Call Church for Code Blue
February 1, 2011
February 28, 2011
Emmaus Rd. Lutheran
520 Hood Blvd.
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
For shelter information, please call the homeless hotline at 1-800-810-4434.
For general cold weather information, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: www.emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter. For a list of helpful tips about winter storms, please visit www.fema.gov/hazard/winter/index.shtm.