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Hurricane Sandy has moved out of Pennsylvania, but some residents will be dealing with its effects for days, weeks or even longer.


Please click on the fact sheets and important links below for information to help keep you and your loved ones safe in the aftermath of this historic storm.


Stay Safe During Power Outages:

·         Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

·         Prevent Hypothermia


Shelter Information:

·          Shelter Information – contact your county’s Emergency Management Agency

·          Pet Shelter Information 


Storm Recovery

·          Stay Safe After The Storm

·          Disaster information for people with chronic conditions and disabilities

·          Coping with a disaster

·          Tips for parents/caregivers to help children cope with a disaster

·          Disinfection of home wells and springs

·          Recommendations on disposal of flood debris and emergency removal of debris from streams


Preparedness Tool(s)

·          Emergency Preparedness Guide


Additional Resources

·          Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

·          Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

·          Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


·          Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

·          Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)