With the coming warmer weather all residents and business who live and work in the down town area should take caution to protect their property from possible flooding. With a good amount of snow on the ground and the water levels in both creeks are already up the warmer weather with the possibility of rain can bring flooding in the areas of Noblestown Road as well as along Clinton Ave.
While there is NO watches or warnings active for Oakdale or the surrounding area at this time we recommend everyone take the following steps to prepare just in case.
If you have a sump pump, test to ensure it is working properly, ensure your discharged hose is out, clean and ready to go.
Move any valuables out of your basement and to higher locations. If you are able to pick as many things as possible up off the floor and away from floor drains.
Plug basement floor drains. If you do not have a plug they can be purchased at the hardware store or any home improvement or plumbing supply stores. If you cannot afford one of these, then any flexible rubber ball that is 1 ¼ times the size of the inside diameter of the pipe can be wedged into the drain to create a seal. The ball will need braced to ensure it will not be dislodged by the pressure of the water.
Have smaller plugs ready to plug any basement bathroom or utility drains. These do not need to be in place until a flood watch is issued.
If you have any paints, oils, cleaning supplies or any other hazardous material move it to a safe location.
Assemble supplies like medication lists, family contact numbers and any other supplies you may need. For more information on other things you may need please go to www.ready.gov
If you have any pets prepare a plan to move them with you encase flooding should occur and you are temporally displaced.
If you have filled out a emergency contact sheet we have provided please ensure all information is up to date. If you have not filled one of these out please do so. It will help us help you. You can get one at the borough office during business hours or you can print one off the borough website www.oakdaleborough.com , click on forms, info & permits tab, then click CERT Emergency Response form.
There are a couple different sites other than the one above that can help you with planning for an emergency: www.fema.gov , www.pema.state.pa.us , www.alleghenycounty.us any of these sites have a wealth of information to help you. If you should have any question please feel free to contact me at 724-321-5429. You may also check the fire departments website at www.oakdalehosecompany.org
Please check the boroughs website or borough social media pages daily for any updates.
Oakdale Borough EMA
Oakdale Hose Company’s
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