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HURRICANE SANDY FACT SHEET
As of 11:00 am. Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Currently 704 are without power.
Helpful Phone Numbers
- • Anyone experiencing distress in relation to Hurricane Sandy can call the Disaster Distress Helpline toll-free at 1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746.
- • Spanish-speakers can text 'Hablanos' to 66746. Calls and texts will be answered by trained crisis counselors from call centers throughout the U.S.
- • If your home has sustained damage, please call your insurance provider.
- • For power outages, call your power company:
- • Citizens Electric Of Lewisburg -- 570-524-2231
• Duquesne Light -- 1-888-393-7000
• FirstEnergy Companies (Includes Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power) Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) FirstEnergy CompanyPennsylvania Electric (Penelec), West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power) 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
• PPL -- 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775)
• PECO Energy Company - 1-800-841-4141
• Pike County Light & Power Company - 1-877-434-4100
• UGI Utilities Inc. -- 1-800-276-2722
• Wellsboro Electric Company -- 570-724-3516
Text "shelter" + your zip code to 43362
Prevent Electrical Injuries:
- • Hurricane Sandy will leave dangerous power lines on the ground as it moves through Pennsylvania.
- • Never touch a fallen power line or drive through standing water if power lines are in the water. Electrical wires that are on the ground may be “live” and could hurt or kill you.
- • When in doubt, throw it out! If electricity at your home has been off for more than two hours, throw away foods that can spoil (like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, leftovers, etc.).
- • If you have medicine that is refrigerated and the electricity at your home has been off for long periods of time, do not use it and dispose of it properly.
- • Local authorities will tell you if tap water is safe to drink or use for cooking or bathing.
- • If the water is unsafe, authorities may issue “boil water advisories” or tell you to use bottled water. Follow boil water advisories exactly to make sure tap water is safe before you use it.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
- • If your power is out and you are using other ways to heat or power your home – like generators, camp stoves, etc. – never use them inside your home, basement or attached garage. Also keep them away from windows, doors or vents as this can create carbon monoxide poisoning.
- • Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is produced by many types of equipment and is poisonous to breathe.
- • If your carbon monoxide detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 9-1-1. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed or nauseous.
Roadways and Transit
Approximately 38 secondary roads closures, PennDOT is evaluating and working on them now.
Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511PA.com which is free and available 24 hours a day.