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Bucks County Extends "Code Blue" Weather Alert Four More Nights, Until Monday January 28

January 23, 2013

Bucks County Extends "Code Blue" Weather Alert Four More Nights, Until Monday January 28

The National Weather Service is predicting the continuation of consecutive nights of frigid temperatures during the upcoming weekend. In response to the cold front blanketing the area, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to extend the "Code Blue" declaration through 7 a.m. Monday, January 28. 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

Trinity Episcopal Church
Buckingham, Rte. 413 near Rte. 202
215-794-7921
www.trinitybuckingham.org 
Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless
www.co2ssh.org
Homeless Hotline:  215-550-3578

Woodside Presbyterian Church
1667 Edgewood Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067
1-215-493-4145
www.woodside-church.org 
AHTN (Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need)
Website: advocates4homeless.org 
Homeless Hotline: 1-800-810-4434

 

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.