Southern Lehigh, your municipalities hope to have you covered if Hurricane Sandy hits the area hard.
Upper Saucon, Lower Milford and Coopersburg are all working hard to prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Last year, Hurricane Irene slammed into Southern Lehigh, leaving behind flooding, downed power lines and outages that lasted for days.
Here's what our municipalities and other government offices are saying to help you prepare for the impending storm:
Upper Saucon Township has a plethora of information available on the township website's front page. Tips include:
- Get an emergency supply kit that includes enough provisions for you and your family to live on for a minimum of three days.
- Make an emergency plan for you and your family.
- Bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
- Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups.
- Updates will be available on the Upper Saucon Township Facebook page as well as the township website.
Lower Milford also has information on its township website under "Emergency Preparedness." Tips include:
- Please stay tuned to local weather information for alerts affecting our area
- WFMZ-TV Weather Channel is located on position 20 for Service Electric customers
- If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1
- For the Township Building, 610-967-4949. If after hours, call the Lehigh County non-emergency number – 610-437-5252 -- and officials will dispatch the Township.
"The town hall has a generator," said borough manager Tim Paashaus when reached by phone Friday afternoon. "In case of a major outage, the fire company and police will have a command center from town hall." Paashaus also said:
- The fire company is ready to assist with pumping out basements if needed.
- Emergency routes are marked along Station Avenue and State
- street as well as Route 309
- Residents can check for updates on the borough's Facebook page.