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Bucks County issues five-night weather alert

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 07 2014 02:58:27 PM CST
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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -

In anticipation of yet another cold front hitting the area, the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency has  joined the county Health Department to issue a “Code Blue” declaration between 7 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting consecutive days of frigid temperatures, with highs barely reaching mid 30’s and lows hovering in the teens, fluctuating up into the 20’s and down into the single digits.

County Emergency Management Director Scott Forster and Health Director Dr. David Damsker have notified local public safety officials of the Code Blue cold weather declaration.

They advise all residents to be aware of the severe anticipated weather conditions.

County residents are urged to check on their elderly neighbors and keep pets warm during the anticipated period of extremely cold temperatures.

The  agency has made arrangements with The Church of Living Hope in Langhorne, Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Andrews Hall in Doylestown and Salem Mennonite Church in Quakertown to activate their emergency shelters.

Those on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities.

For shelter information, call the homeless hotline at 1-800-810-4434. For general cold weather information, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.