Community Alert about Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Sandy Warning Flags

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to roll into Philadelphia this Sunday, October 28.  Flood-prone Eastwick is among the areas expected to be impacted by severe flooding, as this superstorm hits at the convergence of a full moon, high tide, and heavy rain.  Darby Creek and Cobbs Creek could overflow their banks, affecting thousands of residents living nearby.

Local District #2 Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has issued a community alert about Hurricane Sandy, urging Eastwick residents who live in flood-prone areas to prepare to stay with family or friends, in case of evacuation.

Residents are urged to check the Philadelphia City Emergency Management website, www.phila.gov/ready Review evacuation routes.  Clear drains of leaves and debris.  Stock up on spare batteries and keep a portable radio handy for news alerts.  Fill-up the bathtub for water supply.  Keep cell phones charged, and plan for power outage that could last a while.

Download Councilman Johnson’s Community Alert Hurrican Sandy.

Prepare an Emergency Plan
Preparing for a Major Flooding Event
Preparing For a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Philadelphia Evacuation Routes and Emergency Facilities Interactive Map 

Tidal Information for Heinz NWR

Monday October 29
1:21 AM Hi 5.7 ft
7:26 AM Sunrise
8:30 AM Lo .6 ft
1:45 PM Hi 6.1 ft
6:03 PM Sunset
9:01 PM Lo .5 ft
Tuesday October 30
2:06 AM Hi 5.6 ft
7:27 AM Sunrise
9:12 AM Lo .6 ft
2:27 PM Hi 6.0 ft
6:01 PM Sunset
9:45 PM Lo .5 ft
 Wednesday October 31
2:49 AM Hi 5.4 ft
7:28 AM Sunrise
9:52 AM Lo .6 ft
3:07 PM Hi 5.9 ft
6:00 PM Sunset
10:28 PM Lo .5 ft

 

Send Hurricane Sandy photos to eastwickfnc@gmail.com. We will compile them and post them here.

Related Articles:

Nutter warns residents in flood plains to prepare to flee before Sandy arrives  by Catherine Lucey,  Daily News Staff Writer (Philadelphia Daily News) – October 28, 2012

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