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Paxtang's EMA team coordinates the local Borough Response to large scale disasters or emergencies.  


The form below is to be used to submit the names of residents who may require assistance in an emergency evacuation due to a serious and/or widespread emergency event such as a tornado, flooding, or fire. Data submitted via the form is CONFIDENTIAL and maintained by the Borough to ensure we can assist residents who would require assistance in such an event.

In the event of an emergency, await instructions from the local authorities.  

Paxtang Borough Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC), Robin Bloss.
  Deputy EMC, Mike McKenna.

PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
offers Eligible
non-profit organizations the opportunity to apply for grant funds to increase the physical/cybersecurity safety of the applicant's facility.
Click HERE for details.

How to Purchase Flood Insurance:  To purchase flood insurance, call your insurance company or insurance agent, the same person who sells your home or auto insurance. If you need help finding a provider, go to or call the NFIP at 877-336-2627.


Plan, as there is typically a 30-day waiting period for an NFIP policy to go into effect, unless the coverage is mandated it is purchased as required by a federally backed lender or is related to a community flood map change.


How to Protect Yourself from Winter Weather

If you are under a winter storm warning, find shelter right away. 

Know your winter weather terms:

1. Winter Storm Warning

Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

2. Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

3. Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

Know Your Risk for Winter Storms

Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.

In Case of Emergency

Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas.

Preparing for Winter Weather

Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.

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