2480 Canal Road
Dover, Pa  17315


 ● 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:

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

How can the coronavirus spread?

Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold:  

  • Through the air by coughing or sneezing;
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it;
  • Occasionally, fecal contamination.

How can I help protect myself?

  • Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
  • Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.

In addition, it is recommended that Pennsylvanians take time to prepare now. View the PA Emergency Preparedness Guide.
The following are available on the turnstiles inside the township building front doors.
PA Emergency Preparedness Guide

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.

  • 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.


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