Hey Storm Family,
Here are some Southwestern Pennsylvania updates as of Sunday evening:
STAY OFF THE ROADS FOR TONIGHT-again, unless you are emergency, hospital, or security personnel, please stay home.
100% of main roads have been reached, but only 10% of tertiary roads, so...it's dangerous, be careful tomorrow.
Bad news, there is more snow expected Tuesday into Wednesday for the mid-Atlantic region. Yikes-3 to 6 inches.
34 municipalities are still under a state of emergency. Allegheny County believes it may last for 7 days.
The National Guard is on its way to Pittsburgh to help out. Snow removal is a top priority, as well as getting the lights and heat back on for so many. Keeping warm is essential.
IF YOUR HEAT IS OUT-you can dial 911 for a ride to a Warm Center. Please check on your neighbors and elders.
DO NOT PUT GENERATORS INDOORS!!!!!!!!!
Carbon Monoxide will build up and it will KILL YOU! A father and daughter in McKeesport have already died from a gas/propane generator. It needs to be outside and away from the house.
REMOVE HEAVY SNOW FROM YOUR FURNACE EXHAUST. CO can build up because of that blockage, too.
TRASH PICKUP IN THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH HAS BEEN HALTED INDEFINITELY!
Don't risk injury trying to put your trash out.
Vehicles blocking streets in the city of Pittsburgh will be towed beginning Monday. This is so they can plow and open up streets. Try to get your vehicle early in the day if you can and move it.
8,000 Duquesne Light customers still have their power out. Monday evening by midnight for most; those who have individual problems between their home and the pole will be addressed by Wednesday.
82,000 Allegheny Power customers have their power out. Here's the worse news: they will not commit to a schedule of how long it will take to get it on.
Schools are closed-if yours hasn't yet reported, give them heck, because they should be now.
It is entirely possible that depending on where you live and how much snow you have and will get between Tuesday and Wednesday, you may not ever get those kids in school this week. Get ready.
Falcon and Dove wishes all of you well. Stay safe, and be careful.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Hey Storm Family,