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Bucks County Issues Another "Code Blue" Weather Declaration For Saturday, January 13- Friday, January 19, 2018

January 11, 2018

The National Weather Service has predicted another extended period of cold to begin during the upcoming weekend. 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 another prolonged “Code Blue” declaration. This Code Blue will cover the period of 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 through 7 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018.

The EMA has notified the January, 2018 on-call churches, Woodside Church in Yardley and Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham as well as the Quakertown Masonic Lodge in Quakertown (permanent upper Bucks location). 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 continue to monitor their elderly neighbors and pets during this anticipated time of extremely cold weather.

Bucks County On-Call Churches for Code Blue

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

Woodside Church

1667 Edgewood Rd.

Yardley, PA 19067


Central Bucks County

Trinity Episcopal Church

2631 Durham Rd.

Buckingham, PA 18902


Upper Bucks County

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