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Another Code Blue Issued for MontCo

By David Chang
|  Monday, Jan 6, 2014  |  Updated 4:21 PM EDT
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Another Code Blue Issued for MontCo

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As the pre-Thanksgiving Nor’Easter continues to move through the region, officials have issued another code blue for Montgomery County.

The code blue will be in effect for the county from Wednesday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 9 a.m.

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“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 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.”

A code blue declaration is made in Montgomery County whenever conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to those without shelter. It’s also called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

Montgomery County residents who need shelter during a Code Blue can visit the County Homeless Outreach Center in building 53 at the Norristown State Hospital. The CHOC is a 50-bed shelter for single residents. You can contact the center at 610-292-9244. Families can also seek shelter at the Salvation Army in Norristown or Pottstown.

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

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