Emergency Preparedness Information

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Following are links to information on how to prepare for the kinds of emergencies most likely to be experienced by residents of Nockamixon Township.

Follow this link to ReadyPA.org, a service of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. There, you can find downloadable PDF documents to print out for your personal use, including:

[NOTE: You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open these documents.]

Flood
Flooding on the Delaware River and its tributaries has proven to be the number one natural disaster to befall residents and businesses in Nockamixon Township in the past several years. NJN (New Jersey Public TV) produced an excellent report that explains what we might expect with flooding and other conditions affected by global warming. You can watch this episode of Field Notes, “Drought and Deluge: The New Weather” at NJN’s website.

Hazardous Materials
With Route 611, the busiest highway in Bucks County running right through the township, and a working railroad immediately across the river, Nockamixon is at risk for experiencing the effects of hazardous material spills. Know how to react quickly and effectively if necessary.

Wildfire
As a rural, heavily wooded area, Nockamixon Township is at risk for wildfire from lightning, open burning and careless smokers, especially during periods of drought or high wind.

Tornado
In the past decade or so, all of Bucks County has seen an increase in the frequency of severe thunderstorms, including supercells, the variety that produce heavy wind, damaging hail, and — occasionally — even tornadoes. Knowing how to react quickly can save lives.

Earthquake
Few people are aware that a major tectonic faultline — the Ramapo Fault system — runs right through Milford, New Jersey. That’s right across the river from Nockamixon Township. The last time an earthquake was strong enough to feel in our township was August, 2003, but tremors and smaller quakes are occurring all the time. Learn more…

Winter Storms
Though our winters can range from mild to severe, snow and ice can damage structures, cause road closures and vehicular accidents, and cause extended, widespread power outages. How will you weather the next big winter storm?�

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