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Code Blue Alert

What is a Code Blue Alert?

A Code Blue Alert will be issued by the Town Mayor if one of the below occurs.

a. Temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower; or

b. The National Weather Service wind-chill temperature will be zero degrees Fahrenheit or

lower for a period of two hours or more; or

c. Snow predictions of 12” or more are in the forecast; or

d. Anytime a combination of rain, sleet, snow, with temperatures of 32 degrees (with wind-chill) are forecasted.

A Code Blue event means that any approved Emergency Shelters in the Town of Bloomsburg may open.

The purpose of the Code Blue Emergency Policy is intended to provide notice of adverse winter weather conditions to the general public and social services agencies that provide services to at risk individuals living outdoors, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings, and those who may find themselves at risk for cold related exposure due to defects in at home heating systems.

CODE BLUE is in effect beginning 8 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024 and will stay in effect until further notice.

It is anticipated that conditions will last up through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

AGAPE will be open from 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. during the Code Blue Alert.  It is a Code Blue overnight only accommodation for the evening and night hours (8:00 p.m. -8:00 a.m.).

In preparation, those who are homeless should pre-register at the AGAPE Center located at: 851 Railroad Street, Bloomsburg, PA (Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) for the Code Blue Program.  Please call AGAPE at 570-317-2210 or e-mail: info@agape-pa.org.

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