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Code Blue cold weather declaration for Montgomery County

By Beatrice Epwene, WFMZ.com Reporter, BEpwene@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 23 2013 09:22:04 PM CST
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. -

Montgomery County Commissioners have declared a Code Blue cold weather emergency for Montgomery County.

Acting on advice from The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service, the Commissioners have declared the period beginning at 8:00 p.m on Tuesday December 24, 2013 until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 as a Code Blue period.

A Code Blue Weather Declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. 

A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less. 

For general cold weather information, visit the Montgomery County Health Department website at www.montcopa.org