UPDATE: [1/2/13; 2:35 p.m.] The Montgomery County Commissioners are extending the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency declared earlier this week for Montgomery County.
The Code Blue declaration is now in effect starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 until 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.
The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
A Code Blue Cold Weather declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20 degrees or less.
For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website: