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Bucks County Extends Current “Code Blue” Weather Declaration until Friday, February 27

February 18, 2015

The National Weather Service forecasts an extended period of frigid winter conditions over the next 10 days. Once again, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to issue a prolonged “Code Blue” declaration. The next Code Blue will cover the period of 6 p.m. on Friday, February 20 through 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 27.

The EMA again has communicated the Code Blue information to the February host churches, Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley, Doylestown Presbyterian Church 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 personnel of the Code Blue declaration. They advise all residents to be aware of the continued severe weather conditions. County residents are encouraged 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 Host 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 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: www.emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter