HONESDALE - Stanton R. Pratt, Emergency Management Coordinator of Honesdale Borough, issued the following statement for Borough residents regarding the storm on May 15, 2018.

HONESDALE  - Stanton R. Pratt, Emergency Management Coordinator of Honesdale Borough, issued the following statement for Borough residents regarding the storm on May 15, 2018.

Dear Residents of the Borough of Honesdale,
Yesterday during the late afternoon Honesdale was hit by a severe late spring storm as a cold front moved through the area.
The high winds and or tornado quickly roared through our community leaving massive damage to structures, vehicles, trees and the power structure in it’s wake. There appears to be one bright spot, we believe at this time that there were no injuries to residents or guests in our community.
Once again local emergency crews have been putting in long and sometimes dangerous volunteer hours to clear the roadways while power and phone crews work to restore power and telephone service. If you have downed power lines report them to your power utility. Do not try to move them yourself and do not try to remove trees that are mixed with wires. In the case of an emergency call 911.
As Emergency Management Coordinator I ask your assistance in gathering information for the communities report on local damage to PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). To assist with this, if you have damage to your home, business, vehicle(s) or property including trees down please email that information to me at admcomp3@ptd.net. Be sure to attach any photographs you have as well as estimated cost to resolve the issue.
In closing I would like to remind all residents to please stay away from downed wires. There is no way to tell if a wire is still energized. Coming in contact with or near an energized electric line on the ground can cause severe injury or death. Please keep your children indoors or under your direct control until downed trees and wires are resolved.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation,
Stanton R. Pratt, EMC Borough of Honesdale