With the possibility of Hurricane Sandy hitting our area,
planning is key to minimizing the damage from flooding and high winds.
-Keep Informed: listen to your radio and television stations for the
projected storm path.
Hurricane Watch - means there is a treat of hurricane
conditions within 24-36 hours
Hurricane Warning - means that a hurricane is expected
to strike your area within 24 hours or less with sustained winds of 74mph or
more and dangerously high water.
-Before the storms hits:
-You and your neighbors should clean up leaves that
have collected in the area of storm drains. This will help with
preventing neighborhood flooding.
-Prepare for Prolonged Power Outages:
DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 IF YOUR POWER GOES OUT
CALL YOUR ELECTRIC COMPANY
PECO - 1-800-841-4141
PPL - 1-800-342-5775
MET ED/FIRST ENERGY -
Have on hand:
Flashlights with fresh
Battery-operated Radio with
Extra fresh batteries
Keep a full charge on your cell phone and laptops
Have blankets and warm clothing available
Other Items to have on hand
Enough of the following for 3 days for each member
of your family;
Non-perishable food (don't
forget the non-electric can opener)
Food and water for pets
Diapers and Formula for infants
Secure Outside Furniture, Toys and Garden Items
If they can't be brought indoors, anchor items so
that the winds can't toss them around.
If you live in a flood prone area
Be prepared to evacuate when officials tell you to
Keep you cars fueled
Pack a go-bag for each member of your family
-Change of clothing
-Personal Care Items
-Diapers and Forumla for
If you are evacuated, avoid areas of flooding
-if you can't see the center line in the roadway,
-NEVER drive through flooded roadways
-TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN !!