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Snow Emergency Management Numbers

It is important to have a list of emergency contacts on hand during emergency situations. Here are some helpful phone numbers. Remember to report ALL emergencies to 911 or emergency dispatch center.


Berks County: 610-374-4800

Bucks County: 215-340-8700

Chester County: 610-344-5000

Delaware County: 610-565-8700

Montgomery County: 610-631-6500

Philadelphia County: 215-686-1776

Philadelphia Homeless Hotline: 215-232-1984

Philadelphia Corporation For The Aging: 215-765-9040

Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly): 267-385-3800

PECO Energy Customer Service: 1-800-494-4000

PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141

Philadelphia Gas Works Emergency Hotline: 215-235-1212

Philadelphia Gas Works Customer Service: 215-235-1000

PPL Electric: 1-800-DIAL-PPL (3425775)

Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), First Energy Company Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), and West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power): 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)

Philadelphia Water Emergency: 215-685-6300

PennDOT Road Conditions: 511 or

Citizens Electric of Lewisburg: 570-524-2231

Duquesne Light: 1-888-393-7000

Pike County Light & Power Company: 1-877-434-4100

UGI Utilities Inc.: 1-800-276-2722

Wellsboro Electric Company: 570-724-3516

New Jersey:

Atlantic County: Visit  for information

Burlington County: 609-518-7200

Camden County: 856-428-9335

Cape May County: 609-463-6570

Cumberland County: 856-455-8526

Gloucester County: 856-589-0911

Mercer County: 609-799-8868

Ocean County: 732-341-1000

Salem County: 856-769-1955

NJDOT: 511 or the toll free number 1.866.511.NJDT (6538)

PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)

Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476

South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060


Delaware Emergency Management: 302-659-2200

Delmarva Power (electric):

New Castle County (DE); Cecil and Harford Counties (MD) 1-800-898-8042

Kent & Sussex Counties (DE); Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia 1-800-898-8045

Delmarva Power (gas): 302-454-0317

DelDOT: Visit for information


According to the Red Cross, being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener
  • Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

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