Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the Delaware County Council has a number of suggestions. They link to the state’s website with many more links. There’s still a few Emergency Preparedness Education opportunities scheduled, including one at the Springfield Public library on September 14th at 1 pm.

You can also sign up for the DelCo Alert system here. This system will,

This system will be used to notify you about imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect your selected locations or work environments. Administrators will send notifications regarding severe weather, flooding, gas leaks, police activity and more. If your municipality uses the system, you may also receive local community notifications.

I’m not sure if Nether Providence is plugged into this system yet.

The state will have a drawing for National Preparedness Month to win a ReadyPA starter kit. The state also has a lengthy list of what you should have ready for disasters. With disasters under way like the current flooding in Pakistan and many pipelines running through this area, its time to take emergency preparedness seriously.

The DelCo Times also has an article on predictions for Covid over the next school year. Using the numbers given and assuming Nether Providence is average, Nether Providence should expect 27 hospitalizations and 4 deaths from Covid over the coming school year. The article continues to promote the need for boosters, with new omicron boosters available soon. Unfortunately it seems that under current CDC advice, many school-age families are not yet eligible for a second booster. I don’t believe WSSD is reporting Covid numbers anymore (the new website is harder to use), but Swarthmore College reported 3 cases among the staff in the first week of classes (testing remains optional at the college). According to state data, the county is averaging about 100 cases of Covid per day with 6 Covid deaths over the month of August.

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