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Code Blue cold weather emergency declared in Montgomery County

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 26 2013 04:12:51 PM CST
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -

Another "Code Blue" cold weather emergency has been declared for Montgomery County.

The new warning has been issued for the period beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday and continuing until 9 a.m. Sunday.

It follows a warning issued late last week for the county. That one was for Saturday night through Tuesday morning.

The county commissioners issue the warnings on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety,  based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

A Code Blue cold weather declaration is made when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. It is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20 degrees or less.

“During a Code Blue it is imperative that we check on our elderly relatives and neighbors to make sure they are safe, and it is even more important over this holiday weekend,” said County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr.

“Our police, first responders, non-profit agencies, and the county Public Safety Department stand ready to lend assistance, but I urge everyone to be vigilant to make sure everyone has a safe holiday weekend.”

For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website.