Tinicum Township Emergency Management Agency

Mission: To maintain an organization of trained staff and volunteers ready to take immediate action to protect the community and alleviate hardship under major disaster conditions.

Tinicum Township Emergency Management Coordinator: Bill Cahill

Emergency: 911
Emergency Management Center: 610-294-9154
Non Emergency Tinicum Township Police: 610-294-9158

Met-Ed Power Loss call: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. If there are power lines on the ground never assume that they are de-energized! The website also provides updated info on the Met-Ed’s storm preparation efforts, current outages, storm restoration process, and tips for staying safe.

Be Prepared for Emergencies!

To learn how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit www.ready.gov/be-informed. The website offers easy steps to prepare for any emergency. Bucks County and surrounding counties provide a Community Alert System to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency on all your devices including email, cell phone, pager and smartphone. To register go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612336#/login

Get Tech Ready:

• Download the FEMA app. Receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations.
• Sign up for FEMA text messages. Use your cell phone’s text messaging capability to receive text message updates from FEMA (standard message and data rates apply).
• To sign up to receive preparedness tips: text PREPARE to 43362
• To search for open shelters (for disaster survivors): text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362
Before a disaster, follow local government on social media to stay up-to-date with official information before, during, and after a disaster. Sign up for Twitter Alerts from trusted government agencies to get notified when critical information goes out. Visit the Alerts setup page of the agency you want to receive notifications from (ex: twitter.com/fema/alerts).

During emergencies, use text messages, social media and email to connect with friends and family.

• Mobile networks can become overwhelmed during emergencies, making it difficult to place and receive phone calls. Text messages require less bandwidth and are able to be transmitted more reliably during situations when many people are trying to use their mobile phones at the same time.
• Social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter can also be an effective way to update family and friends during emergencies. Facebook’s Safety Check feature allows users to easily post a status update indicating that they are safe during a time of disaster.
• Register with American Red Cross’s Safe & Well site to let family and friends know you’re okay. After registering, you can select a message to let family and friends know you’re OK. Concerned family and friends can search this list to your message.

Have an emergency charging option for your phone and other mobile devices.

• At home: Prior to severe weather, make sure that all of your electronic devices are fully charged. If the power goes out, preserve battery power by minimizing device use. Keep a back-up power source on hand to recharge your phone so that you can stay connected even during an extended power outage.
• In your car: Keep a portable phone charger in your vehicle at all times, and consider purchasing a back-up power supply to keep in your vehicle as well.
• Change the settings on your phone to low power mode or place it on airplane mode to conserve energy.

Store important documents in a secure, password-protected jump drive or in the cloud.

• There are a number of productivity apps for mobile devices that make this easier than ever, using your phone’s camera as a scanning device. Capture electronic versions of important documents such as insurance policies, identification documents, and medical records. Don’t forget to include your pet’s information.
• Back-up your computer to protect photos and other personally important electronic documents.
• Scan old photos to protect them from loss.
• Keep your contacts updated and synced across all of your channels, including phone, email and social media. This will make it easy to reach out to the right people quickly to get information and supply updates. Consider creating a group listserv of your top contacts.
• Create a group chat via a texting app or a thread for family/friends/coworkers to communicate quickly during a disaster.

Sign up for Direct Deposit and electronic banking through your financial institution so you can access your payroll funds and make electronic payments wherever you are. Federal benefit recipients can sign up by calling (800) 333-1795 or at GoDirect.gov.

Emergency Evacuation Assistance – Special Needs Registry
The Special Needs Registry is a free, voluntary, and strictly confidential program designed to help those who would have difficulty during an evacuation due to physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers, or lack of transportation. Developed by the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Bucks County Health Department and the County Commissioners, it will help first responders make the best use of limited time and resources to help those with no other options for evacuation during an emergency. Individuals (or caregivers on their behalf) are able to resister electronically by accessing www.specialneedspa.org or by contacting the Bucks County EMA office at (215) 340-8700.

Important Links