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Preparing for natural disasters – high winds, winter storms, power outages, flooding, and infectious disease, for example – is not just a responsibility of government; it is the responsibility of every citizen and business.
Communities and their residents are encouraged to make preparedness for emergencies and disasters a personal priority.
Although the Township government has initiated a series of steps to prepare itself and protect its residents against disasters, individuals are urged to plan for such situations as school closings, the inability to get to work, or if a family member becomes sick or injured.
For additional local information, contact our Customer Service Center, 724-776-4806.
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning, anytime or anywhere. Would you know what to do if it happened today?
Even though you may not be able to control a disaster or stop it from happening, you do have control over how you will respond to one. Protecting yourself and your family in an emergency requires planning. Being prepared will not only help you respond effectively in a dangerous situation, but it can also help you to lessen the impact of a disaster, and sometimes even avoid the danger completely.
Remember, local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere. Your ability to be self-sufficient may be a matter of survival for you and your family. Don’t wait for help that may not be available or may come too late.
Take control of your own safety — it can save your life
Winter Weather Preparedness
Winter in Southwestern PA usually comes with cold temperatures, wind, snow, and even icy conditions.
Here are some helpful links to help you prepare for wintry weather:
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response- Winter Weather
FEMA- How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
Ready.gov- Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
may not be together when disaster strikes, so advance planning is critical. How you will contact one another? How, and where will you get back together?
Visit Ready.gov to download
easy-to-create family plans,
plus emergency wallet cards for your entire family.
Be informed, prepared, involved. Visit PEMA.pa.gov and review the
Planning and Preparedness Guide.
Learn to create a family plan; be prepared at work, home, and in your vehicle - and how to plan for special needs.
For Facility Managers and Staff.
Disaster Preparedness Planning Guide for Facilities
This applies to variety of public buildings and large facilities where resident or worker populations could be at risk, as a result of natural or human-caused disasters.
Watch for Emergency Alerts
Register now for
Cranberry Connect Alerts.
Select the alerts of greatest importance to your family - from the Public Safety or Public Works Departments, as well as other community e-alerts regarding cancelations and delays. You may select email or text messages, or both. Depending on your cell phone plan, text messaging rates may apply.
In the event of a large-scale emergency, the Township will run an Alert bar across Township webpages; and if practical, information will be posted on the Rt. 19 / 228 Community Sign.
Local and Regional
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Butler County Red Cross
National Weather Service forecast
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