Archive for August, 2011

Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm from previous hurricane status. Our area remains under a flash flood warning until 1:45 PM and a tropical storm warning until 2 PM. Though we’re currently in a dry slot, we anticipate there may be some additional rain as bands on the back of the storm spiral in later. Our tornado watch has been cancelled, though we were placed under warnings twice last night during the height of the storm.

The Delaware River at Riegelsville is forecasted to crest around 5 PM tomorrow just shy of a major flood level at 29.3 feet. Please check our Resources page for the AHPS river gauge site and other helpful tools. Stay tuned here, follow us on Twitter at @NoxEMAWxComm, or check our Facebook page.

Our emergency management team was activated at 7:00 am today. We are taking public emergency calls of a non-life-threatening nature, surveying our township for damage and potential road obstructions providing support to emergency responders and relaying public safety messages to and from the media and the public.

We are currently posting updates and notifications here, on our Facebook page and via our Twitter feed at @NoxEMAWxComm. We are also issuing special notices to local and regional media via direct email updates. If you wish to be added to this list, please notify us via email at NOXEMERGENCY at GMAIL dot COM with the subject line “Add me to your email notification list.”

Please check back here for major notifications for the duration of this event, and follow our social media feeds for ongoing updates.

Nockamixon Emergency Management Agency has been placed on Standby status as of 3 PM today. If/when our coordinator deems it necessary, we will be placed on Alert, the last status prior to Activation. Currently, we are monitoring the advance of Hurricane Irene northward along the East Coast, and will update our status publicly here as necessary.

In the meantime, we are tweeting emergency tips on hurricane preparedness and related information at @NoxEMAWxComm, and also posting similar information, along with weather updates, on our Facebook page.