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Emergency Measures

In the event of a civil emergency or major disaster, please call 3-1-1 for general information.

The borough has created an Emergency Measure Action Plan to permit prompt response in the event of a major disaster, such as an ice storm, a major flood or any other event triggered by natural or human forces.

Borough employees have been given training in this plan and each one is prepared to cope with contingencies.

Preparing yourself

  • Tune in to local radio and television stations to obtain information and clear instructions.
  • Prepare your survival kit.
  • Be ready to wait out the end of the event inside your home or, if necessary, to be evacuated to a safe place.
  • If you must evacuate your home, shut the main power breaker and disconnect all electrical devices.
  • Never use such alternate sources of heat within your home as barbecues, camping stove, etc.
  • Throw away any food that has remained more than 24 hours in a non-operating refrigerator or more than 48 hours in a non-operating freezer.
  • Don't just sit there – volunteer to help!

If you must leave your home for several days

  • Check road conditions before departing.
  • Shut off your water and leave your taps slightly open. To prevent freezing, pour windshield wiper cleaner in your toilet bowl tank, dishwasher, washing machine and any other tanks of water.
  • Select a meeting place at the home of someone you know outside your local area so all the members of your family can find each other and obtain accommodation.
  • Make sure any pets go with you or find a place for them to stay.
  • Take along your survival kit.

Emergency: 9-1-1

Public Works 

To report an abnormal or dangerous situation (roads, traffic, water supply system, sewers, parks) at any time, phone 311.