EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BULLETIN: Monday, October 29, 2012, 11:00AM
Riegelsville Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now open at the Riegelsville Fire Co
All previously issued watches & warnings remain in effect & force as Sandy as intensified and continues on her path through our region as forecasted. All pre-storm preparations should be completed by 12 Noon today as conditions will worsen as the afternoon progresses.
Riegelsville Water Co. Update: Please continue to conserve water! The Well will need time to recharge if there is a power outage in the borough.
High Wind Warning: Tropical storm force winds (20-55 MPH with higher gusts) can be expected through Tuesday night. Extended power outages can be expected. This is an extremely dangerous situation, please take it seriously. Report all power outages and downed trees to Met-Ed and the Riegelsville EOC.
Heavy Rain & Flood Watch: Sandy will produce excessive amounts of rainfall (4 – 10+ inches) across portions of our region today and tonight. The runoff will swell our creeks and river Tuesday and beyond. If you haven’t already…please make immediate plans to elevate any valuables and/or evacuate to higher ground if you are located in flood prone areas. The Red Cross has set-up an emergency shelter at Palisades High School, Pets are being accepted!
Mueller’s Store & Restaurant will CLOSE today at about 6:00PM and remain closed until after the event is over, most likely sometime on Wednesday afternoon or beyond if river flooding occurs. Stock up now on any required items.
First Savings Bank is closing at noon today
Figtree Market is closing at around noon today
Riegelsville Library is closed on Tuesday 10/30
All unnecessary travel should be eliminated after 6:00PM today or earlier if conditions worsen.
Stay tuned for further updates as new info becomes available……
EOC Contact number: 610-749-2737
Fire Co. 610-2737 additional Fire Co. Numbers: 267-374-0086,