Montco Officials: Prepare For Extended Power Outages, Flooding - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Montco Officials: Prepare For Extended Power Outages, Flooding

Posted: Updated:
Officials of Montgomery County say they are expecting between 4-8 inches to hit the area when Hurricane Sandy passes through. Officials of Montgomery County say they are expecting between 4-8 inches to hit the area when Hurricane Sandy passes through.
Montgomery County, Pa. -

Officials in Montgomery County Sunday cautioned residents to prepare for as much as 8 inches of rain, strong winds and possibly extended power outages.

County commissioners and emergency personnel held a press conference Sunday afternoon to provide an update on their storm preparations.

County officials say they've been told the storm could bring wind speeds between 45-65 miles per hour with between 4-8 inches of rain.

As a result, the county is bracing for flooding and power outages.

The county says it doesn't want to alarm anyone, but did want to emphasize the importance that residents prepare themselves now to keep their families safe.

The county has been working for several days to prepare, coordinating with local police, fire, EMS personnel and county departments.

The county has also established a non-emergency storm hotline. Lines are scheduled to open at 7 p.m. Sunday night.

Montco emergency numbers and links:

In an emergency, the county says you should call 9-1-1.

Montco Special hotline, non-emergency - lines open at 7 p.m.: 610-631-9700.

Online: Montco.alertpa.org.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:29:13 GMT
    A person was injuredafter askydiving accident in Gloucester, Washington Township on Sunday afternoon.Police say the parachute did not open. The person landed on Tuckahoe Road right across from the United Artists movie theatre, which is about a half mile from Cross Keys Airport.Police are currently on the scene still investigating.Stay with Fox 29 for any updates on this story.
    A person was injuredafter askydiving accident in Gloucester, Washington Township on Sunday afternoon.Police say the parachute did not open. The person landed on Tuckahoe Road right across from the United Artists movie theatre, which is about a half mile from Cross Keys Airport.Police are currently on the scene still investigating.Stay with Fox 29 for any updates on this story.
  • Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Campus Police: Sexual Assault Reported At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:24:21 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices