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Bucks County Issues "Code Blue" Weather Declaration From Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 to Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

December 26, 2017

The National Weather Service has predicted extreme cold throughout the upcoming week, an extended period of time that portends frigid conditions. 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 issue a “Code Blue” declaration. This Code Blue declaration will cover the period of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 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. 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
December 31, 2017


For more information on shelters:

Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need:



Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless:


Upper Bucks Information:


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.)

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

Central Info: 866-390-0291

(Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Quakertown Masonic Lodge
(Permanent Location)
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