October 29, 2012
FROM: Glenn D. Dunn; County Coordinator
DATE: October 29, 2012
SUBJECT: Tropical Storm/ Hurricane Sandy
Emergency Preparedness Activities, Planning, Responding , Debris removal being conducted as Sandy moves into Potter and Surrounding Counties.
Drivers urged to use caution as there are numerous trees down in the many areas in Potter
County. State & Municipal Officials are working to clean up debris.
Road Closures / Impassibile for Travel (as reported to potter des:
Location Municipality Conditions Dingman Run Rd. Eulalia Twp. Road closed Irish Farm Road Sweden Twp. Road CLosed Gas Well Road Keating Twp. Road Closed Rt. 44 South Summit Twp. Closed – Now open Brookland Rd. Sweden Twp. Closed – Now open
DECLARATIONS OF EMERGENCY DECLARED
Potter County,ROULETTE TOWNSHIP / Ullysses Boro/ Stewardson Township/ Ulysses Twp.
All County offices will be closed on 10/30/2012
All Human Service Offices Closed on 10/30/2012
potter county DES staff
compiling municipal damage reports, road closure information, power outage updates and unmet needs
SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS:
SHELTERS: None at this time
CASUALTIES (INJURIES/FATALITIES: N/A
UTILITY OUTAGES: Approximately 500 customers remain without power (West Penn Power, Penelec & Tri-County REC), unable to give estimate on
when power will be restored.
Austin Boro – currently with out power
Roulette Twp was without power earlier, but has been restored.
OTHER DISASTER IMPACTS:
All Fire companies and Ambulance companies manning their stations during the night and into Tuesday assisting with debris removal, traffic control, power interruptions, and any emergencies that may arise.
All schools closed for Tuesday/ except Austin which is currently on a 2 – hour delay for Tuesday.
High Wind Warning in Effect Through Tuesday Afternoon.
INITIAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: N/A
COUNTY GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES:
Provide support to local municipal governments and emergency services.
Provide current and accurate disaster information and recommendations to the public.
Coordinate damage assessments in declared municipalities impacted by this event.
Coordinate protective measures for potential evacuations due to loss of critical infrastructure.