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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Wayne County EMA warns of storm potential

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  •  Wayne County Emergency Management urges all residents to prepare for potential long-term power outages across Wayne County (PA). Keep an eye on your neighbors, elderly or other persons who may need additional assistance.
    This area is expected to receive one to three inches of rain over the next 72 hours, flash flooding in low lying areas or near streams is always a possibility.
    The largest potential for concern is wind. Sustained easterly winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour for Northeast PA are expected. At this time, the National Weather Service predicts the storm to peak in Wayne County from 8:00 p.m. through midnight, Monday October 29, 2012.
    If you have a true emergency, call 911. Please report power outages directly to PPL Utilities at 800-342-5775 or First Energy at 888-544-4877.
    Wayne County Emergency Management will be manned throughout the storm. The EMA can be reached at (570)253-1622.
    Travel restrictions have been placed on many Interstates and other roads. State-wide emergency updates and other readiness information can be viewed at
    www.pema.state.pa.us.

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