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Flood Information Sunday 9-11-11 8PM



CLOSINGS FOR
Monday
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011


SCHOOL CLOSINGS


Bloomsburg Schools


St. Columba School

Berwick Schools – however-activities resume at 3:30 p.m. School will be open on Tuesday.


Danville Schools


Columbia County Christian School – however – the Learning Center will be open, normal schedule.


Central Columbia Schools


Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech


Greenwood Friends School


Southern Columbia is on a 1 hour delay all week (9/12-9/16). Staff to report at normal time.


Luzerne County Community College. Classes will resume on Tuesday.

 

Bloomsburg University


Sports Note:
Bloomsburg High School Varsity Football at Muncy will be played Monday night (9/12/11) at 7:00 p.m. All other athletic events at Bloomsburg High School and away are postponed.

 

Berwick High School Football can be heard on 103.5 WHLM-FM Monday night starting at 6:00 PM with the Coach Campbell Show.

 

The Central Columbia Football game can be heard on News Radio 930, 94.7, and 104.3 starting at 6:30 PM Monday with the pre-game show.


BUSINESS CLOSINGS

PA Career Link in Bloomsburg


Additional Announcements:
The EMA Operation in Bloomsburg will be closing Sunday night, 9/11/11 at 11:00 p.m. And reopening on Monday morning, 9/12/11 at 6:00 a.m.


Del Monte Pet Products “WET” production will start with 3rd shift on Sunday, 9/11/11. “DRY” production will start with 1st shift on Monday, 9/12/11.


From Chief Leo Sokoloski: Salvage collectors need to get permission from the homeowner before taking any items or appliances from yards and driveways or risk being cited for theft.

 

Important Phone Numbers

 

DEP Oil Removal (for hazardous waste in basement water that needs to be pumped)

327-3636

 

To Get on "pump list"

784-1951

 

Volunteers call AGAPE at

317-2210

 

Flood Rumors/Information

784-6779

 

Bloomsburg University
Due to the continued water shortage, Bloomsburg University will remain closed through Friday Sept. 16. Classes will resume on Monday, Sept. 19. Students may return on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18.

 

CLICK HERE for a list of road closings in Columbia and Montour counties

 

Bloomsburg Police Department Site

The Bloomsburg Police Department have updated their website with information for people in and around the town.  www.bloompd.com

 

Hot Meal In Orangeville

The American Red Cross will be serving a hot sit-down meal for residents of Orangeville who have been affected by the flooding from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Sunday.  It will be at the Orangeville Fire Company social hall.

 

Flood Information:

 

-For non-emergency needs, call the EMA at 389-5738.

 

 -For flood information or to confirm rumors, call 784-6779.  The hotline will be available Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm.

 

-United Water will contact anyone whose phone number they have when water once again becomes available in Bloomsburg.  If United Water does not have your number, and you would like to be contacted, call 1-888-299-8972.

 

-Catawissa residents who need help cleaning up can call the Borough for assistance at 356-2561.

 

-Mandatory water conservation is in effect in Catawissa Borough.  Only essential use is allowed.

 

-If you’d like to offer help or assistance to the Fernville area, contact the Hemlock Township Municipal Building at 784-6178 or 336-7297.

 

-Water Buffaloes are available in the Bloomsburg area at the following locations:  Central Columbia High School, 7th Street in front of the Bloomsburg YMCA, Columbia County Prison, TPC Power Center (Route 11), Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary School, and the Columbia County Courthouse.

 

-Montour Township residents can get bottled water and MRES at the township fire hall, but there is a very limited supply. There are also two water buffaloes at the township building. The 24 hour flood information hotline for Montour township is 784-4222.

 

-RR Donnelly will remain closed until 8AM Monday. Employees can call their hotline at 380-6760 to check when to come back to the plant.

 

Special Message From PennDOT

PennDOT reminds motorists to refrain from driving on closed roads until after

they are inspected and reopened by the department. Even after the floodwaters

recede, there may be damage that is not readily apparent. For example, the

roadway approaches to a bridge may visually appear to be intact from the

driver's view, but may in fact be undermined and ready to collapse under the

weight of a vehicle. (See attached photo)

 

Based on the area's impacted by flooding, the district will inspect some 1,900

state bridges and 3,100 miles of state highway. 14 bridge inspection teams have

been in the field daily since Thursday, while another 11 inspection teams are

assigned to concentrate on reviewing roadways for damage. Once floodwaters

recede, the roads are inspected on a priority basis, with interstates and

higher-volume traffic routes being reviewed first, then lower-volume routes.

Roads and bridges are reopened once the inspectors determine they are safe for

the traveling public.

 

Roads or bridges with moderate to significant damage will remain closed until

repairs or replacements can take place. Repairs, permanent and temporary, are

being started throughout the damage areas. At least four state bridges in the

district were destroyed in this week's flood. Some roadways also sustained

significant damage and will require contracts to be designed and executed to

facilitate recovery.

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