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Susquehanna Hometown Days Carnival

 July 21, 22, 23, 2016

Firemens Parade Friday night, July 22 at 6:30 pm line up 6pm at Susquehanna Community School. Fireworks Saturday

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Susquehanna County Fire Police Meeting

Thursday July 14, 2016 – Susquehanna County EOC – 7:30 PM

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 Severe Weather Reminders

It’s important for people to understand the difference between a weather watch and a weather warning:

  • A watch means conditions are favorable for dangerous weather to develop
  • A warning means dangerous weather is imminent or currently happening.

Before severe weather, take a few minutes to:

  • Write down, print or save toll-free “outage reporting hotlines” to your cell phone – that’s the number you need to call if you lose power.
  • Save the Internet address for your utility’s outage reporting system, which can provide an interactive picture of ongoing repair efforts.
  • Charge your cell phone.

Should you lose power during a storm, the PUC offers the following tips:

  • Call your utility. Do not assume that the utility already knows about your outage or that others in your neighborhood have already called.
  • Use a phone that does not require electricity to work. A cellular phone or corded phone will work. Remember a cordless phone won’t work without electricity.
  • Do NOT call 9-1-1 to report power outages. Those calls take dispatchers away from other emergencies and can also slow a storm response because you’re not talking directly to the utility.
  • Turn off lights and electrical appliances except for the refrigerator and freezer. When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can damage equipment. After you turn the lights off, turn one lamp on so you will know when power is restored. Wait at least 15 minutes after power is restored before turning on other appliances.
  • Only use a flashlight or battery-operated lanterns for emergency lighting. Do not use candles or other potential fire hazards.
  • If you are going to use a generator, do not run it inside a home or garage. Also, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator, not your home’s electrical system, which could shock or injure utility crews working on nearly power lines.
  • Do NOT touch or get near any fallen lines, and stay away from objects or puddles in contact with downed power lines.
  • If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation, call 9-1-1 and contact your utility.
  • Do NOT try to remove trees or limbs from power lines.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs who might need additional assistance.

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