Temperatures the past few days have been frigid, and more of the same is expected in the coming days. Bucks County has decided to extend the Code Blue Weather alert through Monday, Jan. 28.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures to drop to a low of 13 degrees Wednesday night and to remain low until Monday morning, causing the the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency and the Health Department to extend the Code Blue declaration through 7 a.m. on Monday.
Additionally, snow is likely on Friday, according to National Weather Service predictions.
Further arrangements have been made with area churches to open their doors as emergency shelters.
Woodside Presbyterian in Yardley and Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham will remain on call as emergency shelters. These on-call churches will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities for homeless an others needing shelter.
County officials have have notified public safety officials of the declaration, and ask that all residents be aware of the anticipated severe weather conditions.
They ask that all residents check on elderly neighbors and take caution with pets during extremely cold temperatures.
For additional cold weather information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and pass along the homeless hotline phone number—1-800-810-4434—to anyone who might need assistance during the Code Blue declaration.
The original Code Blue declaration was expected to end on Thursday, Jan. 24.