Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services has issued a Code Blue alert starting Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. and lasting until Monday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m.

Extreme cold temperatures are the reason for the alert, according to the news release, which quoted National Weather Service forecasts that the wind chill will fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for a sustained period over the next 24 hours.

Lebanon County DES is responsible for issuing Code Blue alerts during times when the risk of severe or life-threatening exposure-related injuries is significantly higher than normal, said DES in the release. These periods include sustained periods when the temperature or wind chill is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and when greater than 8 inches of snow accumulation is expected in a short period.

Individuals and families who are homeless can contact Lebanon County Crisis Intervention during this period at 717-274-3363 for assistance in finding temporary overnight accommodations.

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