Services and Information
National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Steps to Get Ready For Severe Weather Emergencies
This week, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is highlighting hurricanes. May 15th through the 21st is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. It coincides with the start of the Eastern North Pacific hurricane season, which began yesterday. A concern for Philadelphia residents and those living in the East Coast quadrant of the United States is the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1st through November 30th. While those living in our region may think of the Gulf Coast and Florida when it comes to hurricanes, Philadelphia and its surrounding counties and states experience severe storms. Hurricane Sandy comes mind as some parts of the region continue to recover from the 2012 storm.
- February 24, 2016
SEPTA Alerts Available Through OEM’s ReadyPhiladelphia SystemPhiladelphia’s Office of Emergency Management and SEPTA announce that SEPTA alerts are now available through ReadyPhiladelphia, the City’s mass notification system.
- January 24, 2016
Philadelphia Snow Emergency – Sunday UpdateMore than 400 plows and salting equipment and more than 600 employees are working to clear Philadelphia streets.
- January 23, 2016
Philadelphia Snow Emergency: Saturday Night UpdateThe National Weather Service Mount Holly provided the latest briefing to the Emergency Operation Center at 7:30 p.m. The Blizzard Warning for Philadelphia remains in effect.
- January 23, 2016
Snow Emergency and Winter Weather Safety PrecautionsStreets Commissioner reminds property owners that they are required to clear a three (3) foot path in front of their property within six (6) hours of the end of the storm.
Spring Severe Weather
Concern for Thunderstorms, Flooding, and Tornadoes
The United States experiences some of its wildest weather over the spring season during the months of March, April, and May. Of great concern to southeastern Pennsylvania in particular is severe weather, which includes; thunder and lightning storms, tornadoes, and flooding. Floods are one of the most common natural hazards in the United States.
Know where to go in an emergency
Locate evacuation routes in your neighborhood with this interactive map.