County Issues Code Blue for Holiday Weekend
With freezing temperatures forecasted to drop below 20 degrees for at least the next few days Bucks County issued a Code Blue declaration Friday morning.
Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Wednesday morning as rain and extreme cold approach for the holiday weekend, said Bucks County Spokesman James O’Malley.
The following shelters have been activated:
Upper Bucks – facebook.com/upperbuckscodeblue
Quakertown Masonic Lodge
501 W. Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
Central Bucks – co2ssh.org
Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian – Warwick Township
1401 Meetinghouse Rd
Warminster, PA 18974
Lower Bucks – ahtn.org
Shir Ami Synagogue
101 Richboro Newtown Rd.
Newtown, PA 18940
The county issues a “Code Blue” declaration when temperatures are forecast to drop below 20 degrees for two or more consecutive days. A “Code Blue” may be called amid higher temperatures, as consideration is also given to wind chill, precipitation and other circumstances.
During weekdays those seeking refuge from the cold or seeking services or supports, like cell phone charging, etc can now visit Reach Out Foundations Homeless Drop-In Center
The Drop-In Center is open from Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm. You can call 215-970-5462 or visit their website at rofbucks.org
Information about “Code Blue” openings is available Monday – Friday through the county’s Housing Link Helpline at 1-800-810-4434.
To learn more about “Code Blue” in Bucks County, click here.