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Bucks County Issues “Code Blue” Wednesday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 16

February 8, 2016

The Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the County Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration extending from 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The National Weather Service is predicting consecutive days of frigid nighttime temperatures, with lows dipping into the single digits over the upcoming weekend. The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call churches, Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol, Doylestown Presbyterian Church and Quakertown Masonic Lodge to activate their emergency shelters. The on-call church volunteer teams 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 dangerous weather. Caution also should be taken with pets during the anticipated period of extreme cold.

 Bucks County On-Call Churches/Shelters for Code Blue

February 1, 2016
through
February 29, 2016 

For more information on the shelters:

Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need:
www.ahtn.org

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless:
www.co2ssh.org 

Upper Bucks Code Blue/Shelter Information: 
www.facebook.com/Upper-Bucks-Code-Blue-311731318930218/

Calvary Baptist Church
250 Green Lane
Bristol, PA 19007
AHTN Number: 215-550-3868 

Doylestown Presbyterian Church
127 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
CSSH Hotline: 215-550-3578 

Quakertown Masonic Lodge
501 W. Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-536-8452
www.masonpost.com/pa/quakertown512
Upper Bucks Hotline: 267-450-5191

 

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