Hurricane Sandy Helpful Information
CITY OF COATESVILLE
BUREAU OF FIRE
ONE CITY HALL PLACE COATESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA 19320
EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Fire Chief’s Office 610-384-0300 Ext. 3111 West Station 484-880-2102 Central Station 484-880-1671
Hurricane Sandy: Helpful Info
BEFORE THE STORM:
Have a disaster prep kit, so you’re ready for any emergency.
Develop a plan for what you and your family will do before disaster strikes.
Stay informed during severe weather… any way you can
Make an evacuation plan if you live in an area vulnerable to storm surge or flooding.
Identify the evacuation route you will use if you are told to evacuate
Research alternate routes, if possible
Determine the nearest low-rise building outside of flood zones where you can evacuate
Use plywood or shutters for protecting windows.
DURING THE STORM:
Go to an interior room and stay away from windows and doors.
During very strong winds, lie under something sturdy.
Do not go outside, including during passage of the eye of the hurricane.
AFTER THE STORM:
First responders may be delayed for a prolonged period.
Avoid roads covered by water and/or debris, and avoid downed power lines.
Only use a generator in a well-ventilated area
Use flashlights instead of candles.
Check food in your refrigerator for spoilage
Keep any water. It may be some time before you can rely on the quality of tap water.
Keep children and pets inside. If pets must be walked outside, keep them on a leash.
this event was posted on Oct 29, 2012