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Reading considers implementing code blue

Published On: Jan 23 2014 09:35:41 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 24 2014 05:53:35 AM CST

Thanks to a 69 News report that aired tonight on our Spanish Edition, officials in the city of Reading say they are now looking into implementing a Code Blue for the city's homeless population.

READING, Pa. -

Thanks to a 69 News report that aired Thursday night on our Spanish Edition, officials in the city of Reading say they are now looking into implementing a Code Blue for the city's homeless population.

A Code Blue would be declared when the temperatures drop below freezing.

It would also mean that shelters would not be able to turn away anyone seeking a warm spot for the night.

"In light of what all of the non-profits are doing, what the shelters are doing, we need to have a concentrated effort on the part of the city, and the mayor and I will be working toward that," said Carol Snyder, Reading's managing director.

The Code Blue declaration is already in place for cities like Allentown and Philadelphia.