NORRISTOWN, PA–The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, have extended a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Blue has been extended for Montgomery County for the period beginning Wednesday February 7, 2024, at 8 a.m. and ending on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 9 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Code Blue is declared in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter.
Residents in need of assistance with housing and shelter can contact 610-278-3522 or email Homeless@montgomerycountypa.gov for direct, local support courtesy of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Community Connections.
WHAT TO DO IN CODE BLUE CONDITIONS
- Check on elderly friends and neighbors frequently to ensure that their homes are adequately heated.
- If you see someone in need of immediate emergency assistance, call or text 9-1-1.
- If you or someone you know needs help with temporary shelter from the cold weather or a longer-term housing issue, call Your Way Home at 610-278-3522.
- Make sure your car is winterized with antifreeze, a full tank of gas, properly inflated tires, and is stocked with an emergency kit.
- Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Wear appropriate clothing and avoid prolonged exposure when going outdoors in winter weather.
- Limit pets' time outdoors during extreme temperatures.
- Report power outages directly to your utility company; DO NOT call 9-1-1.
For general cold weather information, please visit www.montgomerycountypa.gov/codeblue.
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