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Hatboro Declares Disaster Emergency

Residents are asked to call Hatboro's emergency operations center at 215-443-9100 for non-emergency issues.

Hatboro has declared a disaster emergency and has opened its Emergency Operations Center to assist residents with non-emergency matters, or those which do not require police, fire, or EMS response, according to an alert posted on Nixle

With conditions expected to worsen - with heavy rain, flooding and high winds - as a result of Hurricane Sandy, Hatboro closed borough hall at noon on Monday, the same time its Emergency Operations Center opened. The EOC will remain open "as long as necessary," according to the alert. To reach the EOC, residents should call 215-443-9100, which is the main number for borough hall. 

Motorists are cautioned to not drive around or move barricades blocking roadways and to avoid unnecessary travel. 

John Brick October 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM
No doubt certain residents will somehow nautically navigate past the unavoidable barriers in their 2013 4x4 hybrid boat-cars.
Toni Kistner October 29, 2012 at 07:51 PM
What exactly is the Emergency Operations Center?
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Hi Toni, The Emergency Operations Center takes non-emergency calls and is staffed by emergency management folks (and possibly borough staff too) who work pretty much around-the-clock to answer calls, track resident evacuations, etc.
Toni Kistner October 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM
OK Thanks, Theresa, wasn't sure if it was an evacuation shelter or something. The wind is getting extremely strong here on Byberry road...
Roman Gabriel October 30, 2012 at 12:27 AM
When the mayor of Hatboro is Barney Fife the whole town is in the crapper.
never confused November 01, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Hey that's confusing.... Get your story straight. The EOC crew under your leadership thought it was nothing more than a party... There is more to it than just pizza & beer. The person you're speaking of had absolutly no training & did not belong there. It is now manned by pros, who are well trained & know what they are doing. They did a great job in Hatboro & had the best interest in the saftey of all & their property. Kudos to this new EOC team

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