Alert Notice

WHAT TO DO IN A FLASH FLOOD

 

  • Flash floods occur within six hours of the beginning of heavy rainfall. Below are some guidelines for keeping safe during a flash flood:

  • 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: 

During storms/outages:

In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Avoid using candles for lighting because they can start fires. Use flashlights instead.
Keep warm air in during winter by using your doors as infrequently as possible, and close off unoccupied rooms.
Avoid opening your refrigerator and freezer as much as possible.
Do not use ovens or ranges to heat your home.
Unplug sensitive home electronics. Turn off ovens and space heaters that may have been on when the outage occurred.

Power outages please call PP&L at 1-800-342-5775.

Community Preparedness

Beavertown Notification System 

                                          SWIFT 911

 

 

 

What is it, how does it work and how will it help our town?

Swift911™ is used to keep citizens informed during fires, outages, floods, hurricanes, evacuations, road closures and more.

 

All notifications are delivered via the Notification Delivery Network™ (NDN), a network owned and operated by SwiftReach for the sole purpose of delivering emergency messages. Swift911™ delivers time sensitive, mission critical information with unmatched speed and reliability. Organizations of all sizes ranging from 100 people to more than 2 million depend on SwiftReach to deliver messages everyday.

What are the Benefits?

  • Increased success rates

  • Lower communication costs

  • Ensure public safety

  • Avoid staff overload

  • Engage your community

  • Easy to use

  • Feature-Rich

  • Increased communication

  • Simple pricing plans fit within budgets

What are the features?

  • Contact Management

  • Outbound Messaging

  • Inbound Messaging

  • Integrated, Cohesive Approach

What are the uses?

  • Natural Disasters

  • Terrorist Threats

  • Police Emergencies

  • Industrial Disasters

  • Community Messages

  • During an emergency, municipalities and law enforcement agencies must have an efficient and reliable means with which to communicate with its residents, staff and businesses. Emergency notification systems provide local, county and state government with an extremely valuable tool used to keep communities informed during a crisis.

  • SwiftReach’s emergency notification solutions enable governmental organizations to quickly alert its constituents via voice, text, fax, email and CAP/IPAWS. All SwiftReach solutions are backed by the Notification Delivery Network, the network responsible for delivering the highest success rates in emergency notification.

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