In case of a true Emergency dial 911
Heidelberg Townships has prepared an emergency operations plan in order to reduce the potential effects of a major emergency or disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents. This information needs to be periodically updated pursuant to the Federal Emergency Management Act. The Emergency Management Coordinator is working to update this plan.
Did you know??? You should contact the Township Emergency Management Coordinator as soon as possible when you have damage from a major storm event. Why?? The Emergency Management Coordinator is tasked with collecting damage reports and sharing them with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. These reports help PEMA to determine if our municipality and its residents are eligible for state or federal help. The initial reports are often due within 6-12 hours of the event. There is no guarantee that help will become available or that your damage will be eligible, but if help becomes available and you reported damage to us we will be contacting you to let you know how to apply.
Once you have assessed the damage after a storm take lots of photos of the damage, call your insurance company, and don’t forget to notify the Emergency Management Coordinator. Use this form as a guide for the type of information that should be reported: Storm Damage Form
Emergency Management Coordinator: Dawn Didra –
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator: Joshua Bingham
(Emergency Management Coordinator and Deputy are both volunteer positions)
Being prepared and staying informed can go a long way to keeping you and your family safe. Below you will find resources that will help you with both.
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Lehigh County Emergency Management
Lehigh County Emergency Management Code Red Notification System
Lehigh County Emergency Management Official Facebook Page
County of Lehigh
American Red Cross
PA Department of Health
Center for Disease Control
511PA (Traffic/Road conditions)
National Weather Service Mt Holly
National Weather Service State College
National Weather Service Binghamton
PPL Power Outage Map (Heidelberg Township Residents) 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775)
First Energy Power Outage Map (Lynn Township Residents) 1-888-544-4877 (1-888-LIGHTSS)
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE TROOP M BETHLEHEM ((Heidelberg/Lynn (EMERGENCIES DIAL 911))