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Bucks County Issues “Code Blue” Weather Declaration for Thursday, March 5 until Saturday, March 7

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service is forecasting another burst of arctic air to move in following the potential winter storm set over the next 24 hours. Given that prediction, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration to cover the period of 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 through 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7.

The EMA again has communicated the Code Blue information to the March host churches, Emilie United Methodist Church in Levittown, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown and Salem Mennonite Church in Quakertown. The host churches, in collaboration with Advocates for the Homeless and Those In Need, will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities. Guests are welcome at 9 p.m., and guests leave at 6:30 a.m. There are no daytime accommodations.

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

March 1, 2015
March 31, 2015

For more information on the shelters:
Advocates for Homeless and those in need:

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless:

Upper Bucks Information:


Emilie United Methodist Church
7300 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
301 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Salem Mennonite Church
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: