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October 2012

Honesdale Borough Storm Announcements

Honesdale Borough Council conducted an emergency Council meeting at 12 noon on Monday, October 29, 2012, to discuss Hurricane Sandy and its impact on the infrastructure and residents of Honesdale Borough.  Read more

Sullivan declares state of emergency

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: Pursuant to my authority, a State of Emergency is hereby declared at 12:00 pm, Monday, October 29, 2012 in the County of Sullivan and will continue through 12:01 am Thursday, November 1, 2012.  Read more

Power outage tips from PPL

We want you and your family to stay safe in the event of an outage. If you lose power, remember the following simple tips.
Report emergencies immediately, including downed power lines, by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775). When prompted, press 1 for “electrical emergency".

Check to see if your neighbors have lights, and check your breakers and fuses.  Read more

Legislator: make sure you are prepared for the worst when Sandy hits our area

Once again, District 9 and Sullivan County residents are facing another "100 year storm" as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast.  Read more

Sullivan County Offices remain closed Tuesday

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has continued a Flood Watch effective Monday morning through Tuesday evening, and a High Wind Warning effective from 2:00 PM Monday to 5:00 PM Tuesday for Sullivan County. Hurricane Sandy will continue to move northward along the East coast, and is expected to turn westward to landfall along the New Jersey coast Monday, before entering Central Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning.  Read more

Partial list of regional closings for Monday due to Hurricane Sandy

Partial list of closings announced for Monday 10/29

Center For Discovery

Eldred Central School District

Liberty Central School District.

Monticello Central Schools

Tri-Valley Central School District

Sullivan West Central School District

Roscoe Central School District

Port Jervis City School District

Delaware Valley School District

Wayne Highlands School District

Sullivan County BOCES is closed to students and 10-month staff. Office and 12 Month staff open 7am through 11am.

Sullivan County Head Start  Read more

National Weather Service, wind warning, flood watch

HURRICANE SANDY IS EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE FLOODING TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND SOUND AND NEW YORK HARBOR...WINDS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR HURRICANE FORCE AT LANDFALL...  Read more

Flood tips from Ready PA

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, destroying thousands of homes and costing billions of dollars each year. No matter where you live, you should be prepared for a flood emergency — especially if you live near water, in a low-lying area or down-stream from a dam.  Read more

NYSEG storm tips

Weather storms more easily by preparing ahead of time. Once the
power is out, you may not be able to view our safety tips, so download a copy of our reference, Weathering Storm Emergencies (PDF), print it out, and have it handy when storms are on the horizon. In the meantime, review the safety tips below.  Read more

Hurricane preparedness

The National Weather Service offers information to help prepare for the impacts of a hurricane or severe storm at the following link: www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

Additional information pertaining to Pennsylvania is available at www.readypa.org/

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has released information at this link: www.governor.ny.gov/