The National Weather Service is predicting consecutive nights of frigid temperatures during the current 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. Tuesday, December 10 through 7 a.m. Friday, December 13. The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call churches, Emmaus Rd. Lutheran Church in Levittown, Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church in Warminster and West Swamp Mennonite Church in Quakertown, 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
|December 1, 2013 through |
December 31, 2013
Emmaus Road Lutheran Church
2185 Oxford Valley Rd.
Levittown, PA 19057
Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church
1401 Meetinghouse Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974
West Swamp Mennonite Church
2501 Allentown Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951
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.