September is National Preparedness Month and the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services encourages families, businesses, schools, communities and organizations to participate. The annual campaign seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging all citizens to take the necessary steps to ensure that their families, homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. If the public has any questions about preparation for disasters or emergencies please come see our free public informational display during the month September at the Somerset County Office Building Annex Rotunda located at 300 North Center Ave in Somerset beside the county courthouse or call our office at 814-445-1515.
The ReadyPA campaign can help you and your loved ones prepare for a disaster. The campaign’s Web site, www.ReadyPA.org (or call 1-888-9-READYPA) offers important information like what to include in a preparedness kit and how to create a family emergency plan. Knowing what to do is your best defense in any emergency so start planning now. This September, share that message with others by encouraging them to “Be Informed, Be Prepared, and Be Involved.”
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov) in partnership with Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov) and the Advertising Council. The Ready Campaign’s websites and toll free numbers (1-800-BE-READY)
Notice is hereby given that the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency is in the process of updating the Somerset County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public meetings will be conducted throughout the update process which will run from September 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015. For questions, please phone (814-445-1515) or e-mail Rick Lohr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shar McCoy email@example.com. A copy of the current Somerset County Hazard Mitigation Plan is located at Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, 100 East Union St., Somerset
Please be advised that the Somerset County Courthouse and related offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Labor Day: Monday, September 1, 2014
Columbus Day: Monday, October 13, 2014
Veterans’ Day: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 27, 2014
Day After Thanksgiving: Friday, November 28, 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25, 2014
New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1, 2015
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY! The Somerset County Recycling Program Discontinues the collection of ALL PLASTICS. Please click on the “Recycling” link for further information.
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