Based on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring an extension of the current “Code Blue” frigid weather alert.
Based on forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and in consultation with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” extension will be issued for Lackawanna County beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, and ending at noon on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
The goal of this extension is to make people aware of continuing extremely cold conditions, provide information relating to health and wellness in cold weather, and to provide the locations of emergency homeless shelters that are operated by area social service agencies.
During a “Code Blue” extension, homeless individuals can access an emergency shelter at the following locations:
- Bethel AME Church Shelter, 716 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton (hours: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
- St. Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton (hours: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
- Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton (hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Information on personal health and safety during freezing weather can be found on the Lackawanna County homepage by visiting www.lackawannacounty.org, and clicking on the “Code Blue Alert” icon on the right side of the screen. Alerts will also be posted on the County’s social media outlets for the duration of the advisory period.