EMA

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

ATTN: Anne Zarlenga
2480 Canal Road
Dover, Pa  17315

E-mail: azarlenga@dovertownship.org

 ● Phone: (717) 292-3634     ● Fax: (717) 292-1136


Be Prepared!  Be Safe!

Each season has its own hazards such as flooding, snow, ice and heat.
The following are tips and tools for all weather and hazards:

Power Outage?
CALL ELECTRIC COMPANY FIRST!

Met-Ed First Energy:  1-888-544-4877 or use the app: 

met-ed app

 

Met-Ed App

 

Adams Electric:  1-800-726-2324 or use app.

adams electric app

 

Adams Electric App

 

 

Red Cross Apps:  Send alerts and give shelters.

Red Cross AppsRed Cross App

 

 

 

FEMA:

FEMA logo


https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

 

Midland NOAA Radio:

NOAA app

Special Needs Registry

Do you or your family member have a special need?
Are you able to evacuate your home without help?
Dover Township EMA can help you.

Dover Township EMA works with York County Office of Emergency Management to see that all who have special needs can be registered.

If you have an illness, physical or mental condition that requires special needs, you are a candidate for registry.  The young and elderly are on Oxygen and need generators to operate their homes in emergencies.  Many residents are wheel chair bound and need assistance on evacuation.

The Dover Township EMA has a list of transportation agencies for bed confined, wheel chairs, walkers and those with illnesses including overweight residents.  We will see that you are taken care of with TLC (Tender Loving Care) during an emergency.

If you fit any of the above descriptions, please complete the attached form.  The information on the form is placed on a GIS mapping system at the township building after documentation on a database.  This information will be used by the police, fire, EMS and EMA to assist you in an emergency.  The above agencies follow the privacy guidelines and information is only shared for your care.

Please send this form to Dover Township EMA and leave your special needs to us.  One name per form and the form can be duplicated.

 

Be Prepared! Be Safe!
Annie

 

Power Outages: CALL ELECTRIC CO.FIRST

  • Go to high ground immediately.
  • Get out of areas subject to flooding, such as low spots, canyons, washes, etc.
  • Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream on foot. Even water only six inches deep, when moving at a high rate of speed, can knock you off your feet.
  • Never drive through flooded areas or standing water. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.
  • If the vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize flood dangers.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Understand the difference between a Flash Flood Watch and a Flash Flood Warning:

Flash Flood Watch:  Flash flooding is possible along small streams and rivers. Be prepared to move to higher ground. Make plans to stay with loved ones or motel reservation.

Flash Flood Warning:  Flash flooding is imminent and occurring.  Seek higher ground immediately. Go to your family or motel by a safe route.

Dover Township will be putting Emergency information on Twitter and our Web Site starting with a Briefing, Watch, & Warning.  Put these sites on your smart phone.  Be Prepared.


Staff Needed:  Mass Care officer.

Prerequisites: None.  Red Cross back ground a plus.

  • Coordinate shelters in the area with EMA, American Red Cross and other appropriate agencies;
  • Coordinate warming and cooling comfort stations
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the EMC.

Staff Needed:  Public Works

Prerequisites:  None.  Previous work in Public Works department a plus.

  • Report creek and road conditions to the EMC
  • Work closely with the township fire department and township EMA.
  • Establish road closures as needed.

Staff Needed:  Secretary

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of computer programs and typing

  • Type minutes from meetings using EMC notes.
  • Record information from an incident on the computer
  • Do anything else as assigned by the EMC.

Interested in helping your community?

Contact:  Anne Zarlenga EMC
azarlenga@dovertownship.org
717-612-0292