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Bucks County Extends Current "Code Blue" Weather Declaration to Sunday, January 7, 2018

December 29, 2017

National Weather Service predictions for the next week call for a prolonged period of dangerously cold temperatures. Given that forecast, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the County Health Department and Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need (AHTN) to extend the current “Code Blue” declaration. This Code Blue declaration now covers the period of 7 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 through 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

The EMA has notified the December, 2017 on-call churches, Emmaus Rd. Lutheran Church in Levittown, Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church in Warminster and Quakertown Masonic Lodge to activate their emergency shelters. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the host church in lower Bucks will be Woodside Church in Yardley and the host church in central Bucks will be Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham. The on-call church volunteers will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities.

In addition, 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 another period of severe weather conditions. County residents are urged to check on their elderly neighbors and pets during this period of extremely cold weather.

Bucks County On-Call Churches for Code Blue

December 1, 2017
through December 31, 2017 & January 1, 2018-January 31, 2018

For more information on the shelters:

Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need:



Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless


Upper Bucks Information:


Lower Bucks County through December 31, 2017

Emmaus Rd. Lutheran Church
2185 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd.
Levittown, PA 19057

Starting January 1, 2018

Woodside Church
1667 Edgewood Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067

AHTN Number: 215-550-3868
(Doors open at 9 p.m.)

Central Bucks through Dec. 31

Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church
1401 Meetinghouse Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974

Starting January 1, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church
2631 Durham Rd.
Buckingham, PA 18902

Central Info: 866-390-0291
(Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Upper Bucks

Quakertown Masonic Lodge
501 W. Broad St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Upper Bucks #: 267-450-5191
(Doors open at 9 p.m.)

For additional 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