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Bucks County Issues “Code Blue” Weather Declaration for Friday, January 6 until Tuesday, January 10

January 4, 2017

The National Weather Service is forecasting extreme winter conditions this weekend into next week. Given that prediction, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the County Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration. The Code Blue declaration will cover the period of 9 p.m. on Friday, January 6 through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

The EMA again has notified the January, 2017 on-call churches, Woodside Church in Yardley, Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham and Quakertown Masonic Lodge to plan to activate their emergency shelters. 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 during this period of frigid weather. Caution also should be taken with pets during extremely cold temperatures.

Bucks County On-Call Churches for Code Blue 

January 1, 2017
through
January 31, 2017

For more information on the shelters:

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

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

Upper Bucks:
Advocates for Homeless in Upper Bucks
www.facebook.com/Upper-Bucks-Code-Blue-311731318930218

 

Woodside Church
1667 Edgewood Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067
Lower Bucks Info: 215-550-3868 x100
Doors open nightly at 9:00 pm
(26 degrees or below; volunteer dependent)

Trinity Episcopal Church
2631 Durham Rd.
Buckingham, PA 18912
Central Bucks Info: 866-390-0291
Doors open nightly at 7:30 pm
(26 degrees or below; volunteer dependent)

Quakertown Masonic Lodge
501 W. Broad St.
Quakertown, PA 18951
Upper Bucks Info: 267-450-5191
Doors open nightly at 9:00 pm
(26 degrees or below; volunteer dependent)

For more information on the County Code Blue program, go to www.buckscounty.org/codeblue.

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