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Bucks County Issues “Code Blue” Weather Declaration for Thursday, February 12 until Friday, February 20

February 10, 2015

The National Weather Service is forecasting another extended period of cold winter conditions over the next week. Given that prediction, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to issue another prolonged “Code Blue” declaration. The next Code Blue will cover the period of 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 through 7 a.m. on Friday, February 20.

The EMA again has made arrangements with the February on-call churches, Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley, Doylestown Presbyterian Church and Salem Mennonite Church in Quakertown to plan to activate their emergency shelters. The on-call churches 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

February 1, 2015
February 28, 2015

For more information on the shelters:

Advocates for Homeless and those in need:

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless:

Upper Bucks Information

Woodside Presbyterian
1687 Edgewood Rd.
Yardley, PA 19067

Doylestown Presbyterian
127 E. Court St.
Andrews Hall
Doylestown, PA 18901

Salem Mennonite
41 E. Cherry 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.