Potter County Situation Report #2

FROM: Glenn D. Dunn; County Coordinator

DATE: October 30, 2012

SUBJECT: SANDY
INCIDENT SUMMARY: As of 11:00 am this date.
Emergency Corrective Actions, Planning, Responding , Debris removal being conducted as Sandy moves through Potter and Surrounding Counties.

Drivers urged to use caution as there are numerous trees & Limbs down in the many areas in Potter County. State & Municipal Officials are working to clean up debris.
For safety reasons some power lines and trees which had blown down were left to early daytime hours for cleanup and reopening of roadways.

Reports ranging from 1.75” to 2.55” of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours. No major flooding to report or is expected within current weather forcast.

Road Closures / Impassibile for Travel (as reported to potter des:
No road closures reported at this time.

Location Municipality Conditions
DECLARATIONS OF EMERGENCY DECLARED

Potter County, ROULETTE TOWNSHIP / Ullysses Boro/ Stewardson Township/ Ulysses Twp/ Wharton twp.

County activities:

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:

N/A

EVACUATIONS:

N/A

SHELTERS: A temp Shelter was established at Austin School early this morning due to power outages in the area. Power was restored to the area at 3:00 am.

CASUALTIES (INJURIES/FATALITIES: N/A
UTILITY OUTAGES: Approximately 100 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 – Restored app. 3:00 am
Roulette Twp was without power earlier, but was restored app. 21:15 hours 10-29-12.

OTHER DISASTER IMPACTS
All Fire companies and Ambulance companies manned their stations during the night and into Tuesday morning assisting with debris removal, traffic control, power interruptions, and any emergencies that may arise.

All schools closed for Tuesday/ except Austin which had a 2 – hour delay for Tuesday.

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST

High Wind Watch in Effect Through Tuesday Afternoon.
Flood Watch..

 

INITIAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: Municipal & county officials performing damage assessments.

 

 

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.


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