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Jan 202014
 

Be prepared for the cold weather

Be prepared for the cold weather

Severe cold weather is predicted for later this week.  The major concern for this storm is to keep water pipes and heating pipes from freezing, exterior wall exposure.

Businesses: Fire Sprinkler System water pipes.

In the beginning of January we had several pipes freeze in town.  Heat must be maintained in areas where water pipes are located. Open cabinet doors under sinks on exterior walls, look for pipes in basement at exterior walls, etc.

For preparation information please go to sites such as:

www.Getreadycapitolregion.org

 www.redcross.org

 www.Ready.gov

During An Emergency such as Winter Storms, Hurricanes,  power outages, etc. if you are able please go to the following sites for immediate up to date information on the status of the conditions in the town of Orange and services available.  We will keep this website up to date on our status.

Twitter: @orangectemd

www.orangectlive.com

OGAT

Please make note of these valuable resources for use in planning for and during an emergency.

Bookmark it on your computer and smart phone.

Fred Palmer, Director of Emergency Management and Tino Russo, Asst. Director

Jan 042014
 

File photo from 2012 Emergency Drill with CERT leader Al Mushin, Orange EMD Fred Palmer, Asst. Director Tino Russo and Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo.

File photo from 2012 Emergency Drill with CERT leader Al Mushin, Orange EMD Fred Palmer, Asst. Director Tino Russo and Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo.

On Jan. 2, Emergency Management Director Fred Palmer sent out a notice with links to useful websites and other important information to help prepare residents for the frigid temperatures.

This morning the Fire Department responded to a local business on a report of a burst water pipe – one of the things Palmer mentioned in his notice.

There are so many things that people do wrong when under stress and hastily trying to thaw out frozen pipes.

I’ve been keeping my kitchen faucet flowing for a few days now, the water going into containers, then through a filtration system so I can use it for the fish tank or to fill my dog’s bowl when needed.

I found some good information on the State Farm website regarding frozen pipes that you should take a look at. I don’t want to see anyone going through a flooding situation or having a fire because of this nasty weather.

Take care and use all the necessary precautions to keep your home and family safe.

 

Jan 022014
 

File photo from 2012 Emergency Drill with CERT leader Al Mushin, Orange EMD Fred Palmer, Asst. Director Tino Russo and Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo.

File photo from 2012 Emergency Drill with CERT leader Al Mushin, Orange EMD Fred Palmer, Asst. Director Tino Russo and Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo.

The town of Orange is monitoring this Winter Storm and will provide updates if any conditions require opening the shelter or any other circumstances.

Please BE PREPARED.

For preparation information go to official sites such as:

www.Getreadycapitolregion.org     www.redcross.org      www.Ready.gov

Severe cold weather is the major concern for this storm.

Try to keep water pipes and heating pipes from freezing, exterior wall exposure.

Businesses: Fire Sprinkler System water pipes.

During an emergency such as winter storms, hurricanes, power outages, etc, If you are able, please go to the following sites for immediate up to date information on the status of the conditions in town and available services.

We will keep this website up to date on our status.

Twitter: @orangectemd

www.orangectlive.com  or https://www.facebook.com/Orangectlive

OGAT  – instant access button is available on the Orange Live website

Bookmark all of these addresses on your computer and/or smart phone.

Fred Palmer
Director of Emergency Management Town of Orange