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Emergency Services Newsletter
newLOCAL  NEWS   UPDATED   12-16-2012 new
Marietta, Pennsylvania
December - January - February - March
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SEPTEMBER 17-23 2004: TROPICAL STORM: IVAN: FLOODING, MARIETTA, PA
 
 
IF DISASTER STRIKES
 
 
       When we look at diasaters, we ask ourselves, not "IF" one will happen, but "WHEN" one will happen.   The disaster can be natural, as in floods, severe storms, etc., or it can be man-made, as in fires, chemical spills, etc.
 
Eckman's Hotel - West Front Street - 1889 FLOOD Disaster
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       It is very important that we are prepared for any disaster that could strike our family, home, and community.   The Marietta Borough Emergency Management Ageny  has attempted to devise a comprehensive emergency plan to protect the lives and property of all the residents of the borough.
 
Building Floating on Susquehanna River - 1936 FLOOD
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       The borough E.M.A. has a fully functional and equipped Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located next to the Pioneer Fire Co. station on North Waterford Avenue. This E.O.C. can be put into operation and fully staffed within 10 minutes of a disaster.
 
 
       The borough emergency plan has been checked and approved by both the LANCASTER COUNTY and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
PEMA
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       Your E.M.A. coordinator is Steve Bailey and the Deputy Coordinator is Tom McGlynn.
 
 
       Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to the Marietta E.M.A. can contact  
 Steve Bailey on this web site, or leave a message at the borough office, and Steve will contact you.
 
 
WHAT TO DO
 
 
IF DISASTER STRIKES
 
 
Remain calm and patient.   Put your personal plan into action.
 
 
CHECK FOR INJURIES
 
 
Give first aid and get help for seriously injuried people.
 
 
LISTEN TO YOUR BATTERY POWERED RADIO FOR NEWS AND  
INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
Evacuate, if advised to do so.   Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes.
 
 
CHECK FOR DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME.......
 
 
  1/  Use flashlights - do not light matches or turn on 
      electrical switches, if you suspect damage.
 
  2/  Check for fires, fire hazards, and other household 
      hazards.
 
  3/  Sniff for gas leaks, starting at the water heater.   If 
      you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the main gas 
      valve, open windows, and get everyone out quickly.
 
  4/  Shut off any other damaged utilities.
 
  5/  Clean up any spilled medicines, bleaches, gasoline and 
      other flammable liquids immediately.
 
 
REMEMBER TO........
 
 
  1/  Confine or secure your pets.
 
  2/  Call your family contact - a friend or family member 
      living outside the disaster area, to advise them that 
      you are safe and where you are. Do not use the phone 
      again unless it is a life threating emergency.
 
  3/  Check on your neighbors. Especially elderly or disabled 
      persons.
 
  4/  Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case the 
      service is shut off.
 
  5/  Stay away from downed power lines.
 
 
 
For more FREE family protection publications, write to 
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency 
P. O. BOX 70274 
Washington, D.C.  20024
 
DISASTER HELP
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency
WINTER PREPAREDNESS SAFETY TIPS
 
 
 
Ask for:    Are You Ready?    Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit and Emergency Food and Water Supplies.
 
 
For specific information on Marietta, contact Steve Bailey through this web site.
 
 
The information presented monthly on this web site are offered in the interest of public safety and information by the staff of the Marietta Borough Emergency Management Agency
 
 
Local River Stage Links
USGS - Pennsylvania River Basin Stations
USGS - Susquehanna River at Marietta Pennsylvania
Middle Atlantic Forecast Center River Statements
Middle Atlantic Current Observed Lower Susquehanna Main Stem River Stages
Middle Atlantic Current Observed River Stages For Marietta Pennsylvania
 
 
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
 
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Summer 1998 Emergency Services Newsletter
 
 
Fall 1998 Emergency Services Newsletter
 
 
Spring 2001 Emergency Services Newsletter
 
 
 
 
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