The following was provided by the Bucks County Commissioners' Office of Communications:
The National Weather Service is predicting consecutive nights of frigid temperatures during the current week. In response to the anticipated cold front approaching the area, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) joins the county Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration between 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 through 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
The EMA has made arrangements with the on-call churches to activate their emergency shelters. The on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities.
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 the severe anticipated 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 the anticipated period of extremely cold temperatures.Shelters in Bucks County are located at:
- Emmaus Road Lutheran Church, 2185 Bristol-Oxford Valley Rd in Levittown (Contact 215-943-3990)
- Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Meetinghouse Rd., Warminster (Contact 215-343-6060
- West Swamp Mennonite Church, 2501 Allentown Rd, Quakertown (Contact 215-836-7468).