Pennsylvania Hurricane Prepardness

By: Doppler22 , 2:23 AM GMT on June 02, 2013

Share this Blog
2
+

I know that Pennsylvania does not come to mind to most when you think of a hurricane. However, PA can get some nasty weather related to hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy (2012) killed 15 people in the state and Hurricane Isabel (2003)killed 2 people and 160 million dollars of damage was done to the state. In my opinion, PA has a very good program to deal with hurricanes.

The major cities of Philadelphia and Harrisburg have detailed evacuation plans for low lying areas in case of a flooding event. In Hurricane Sandy, the mayor of Philly ordered a mandatory evacuation for low lying areas of Philly and that probably saved some lives. Other then the big cities, each county has their own plan.

Most counties have a hotline set up during a weather emergency that are broadcast very often by the local news for that region of PA. There are also several shelters that open for the homeless and the people who want to leave their homes. All nuclear power facilities also have detailed plans to keep everyone safe in the event of a hurricane. Hurricane Irene/TS Lee tested that plan and it worked.

The governor of PA periodically has up-to-date announcements on the local news with weather charts and lots of visuals so that all resident know what to do. He also coordinates with FEMA and the Federal Gov. and he more then likely will declare a State of Emergency and deploy the National Guard to help in areas that need it the most.

Overall, I think PA is quite prepared for hurricanes and the biggest danger that kills the most from hurricanes in PA are falling trees. So, don't stand under some trees when a hurricane comes :)

Photos of PA Hurricanes
Isabel (2003)

Irene (2011)

Agnes (1972)


Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 4 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

4. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:20 PM GMT on June 05, 2013
Doppler22 has created a new entry.
3. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:38 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Thanks... im adding you to my reccomended links

Good info
Member Since: April 23, 2011 Posts: 104 Comments: 14873
2. Doppler22
2:32 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Quoting Bluestorm5:
Nice blog! It's a good way to tell PA folks to be prepared!

Thanks for taking your time to read that :p i'm sure it wasn't the most exciting but it just randomly came to my mind
Member Since: February 13, 2012 Posts: 11 Comments: 3821
1. Bluestorm5
2:28 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Nice blog! It's a good way to tell PA folks to be prepared!
Member Since: August 1, 2011 Posts: 28 Comments: 8041

Viewing: 4 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About Doppler22

Hello. I'm just a person who loves weather. I live in York County, PA and have 2 brothers... neither of which like weather ha :)

Doppler22's Recent Photos