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Bucks County Issues Four-Night “Code Blue” Weather Alert for Sunday, January 20 until Thursday, January 24

January 18, 2013

Bucks County Issues Four-Night “Code Blue” Weather Alert for Sunday, January 20 until Thursday, January 24

The National Weather Service is predicting consecutive nights of frigid temperatures during the upcoming 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 between 6 p.m. Sunday, January through 7 a.m. Thursday, January 24. The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call churches, Woodside Presbyterian in Yardley and Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham, to activate their emergency shelters. The on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities.

County Emergency Management Director Scott Forster 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 Churches for Code Blue 



January 1, 2013
through 
January 31, 2013

Woodside Presbyterian Church
 1667 Edgewood Rd.
 Yardley, PA 19067
 1-215-493-4145
  www.woodside-church.org

Trinity Episcopal Church
 Buckingham, Rte. 413 near Rte. 202
 215-794-7921
 www.trinitybuckingham.org

 

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