Hurricane Sandy 10/30/12 - 13:00 LCDPS Briefing / SITREP

posted Oct 30, 2012, 10:03 AM by Brian Melcer

Current EOC Status :

Deactivated.  9-1-1 center will return to normal staffing at 16:00 hrs on 10/30/12.
Shelter Status :
None open at this time.  American Red Cross has established shelter and DRC sites if necessary. 
Incidents of Significance :
Trees down / wires down multiple areas of county (see below for detail).  No major road closures.   Penn Power reports 138 customers without power in entire county (as of 12:51 via outage web site)
Storm Related Call Summary 10/29-10/30 :  
DEBRIS - 3, ELEC (wires down) - 19,  SERV (Service Call) - 2, TLO (Traffic Light Out) - 3, TREE - 17

Current Weather Summary    :               

    Rain (Light)  46 deg, Daily Precip .63", approx 2" total

    Wind   ENE 4mph current    Gust  WNW 31 mph    Avg  E 2 mph

    No river/stream gauges nearing flood stage


Current Posture :

    EMA demobilizing.  Will continue to monitor through 9-1-1 center.

    Note for EOC Staff               :           You can stand down at this time.

    Note for Municipal EMA’s      :           Report any significant damage or unmet needs to EMA via 9-1-1 center at 724-656-9300

    Note for first responders       :           9-1-1 center to return to normal staffing at 16:00 hrs 10/30/12
Attached is the latest briefing from the NWS regarding Hurricane Sandy.


Executive Summary:

-Post-tropical Sandy period of greatest risk is over outside the following counties:  Preston, Tucker, Garrett, and eastern Monongalia. 

-High Wind Warning and Flood Watch have been cancelled.

- Blizzard Warning remains in effect through this evening for Preston, Tucker, and Garrett Counties.

- Winter Weather Advisory:  Monongalia, Marion, eastern Westmo and Fayette


•Heavy/wet snow- Another 6-12 inches forecast above 2000 feet in the Blizzard Warning Area through tonight.  1-3 inches forecast for the ridges of eastern Westmoreland and Fayette Counties through tonight.

•River Flooding:  Youghiogheny River at Sutersville

•River Flood Advisory:  Pittsburgh