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The 2017 nationwide test will be conducted by FEMA and the FCC on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM EDT. A secondary test date of Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is established if conditions on the 27th require the test to be rescheduled. The test message will clearly state that the alert is only a test of the EAS.
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate and FEMA places tremendous value on communities that embrace a local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” approach. Neighbors Helping Neighbors empowers community leaders to involve and educate individuals from their community about simple steps one can take to become more prepared.
There are many ways to Get Involved especially before a disaster occurs, the content found on this page will guide you find ways to take action in your community. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individual taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, empowering individuals to lend support.
Household Hazardous Waste Events
October 14, 2017, 8:30-2:00
Northampton Community College, Main Campus, Bethlehem Township, PA
Use Green Pond Rd entrance only
Northampton County residents ONLY
Bring Photo ID or recent utility bill to verify residency
No cost, except for tires.
No TVs or other electronics accepted
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCEPTED
Adhesives, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Automotive fluids & cleaners,
Batteries (all types), Compressed gas, Fluorescent light bulbs, Flammables/combustibles, Fire extinguishers,
Herbicides/pesticides, Household cleaners, Mercury-containing products, Motor oil/filters,
Oil-based paint & stain, Old gasoline/oil mixtures,
Pool chemicals, Propane cylinders, Thermometers, Thermostats
Non-hazardous materials will not be accepted
No latex paint or stains
No smoke detectors/radioactives
No medical wastes
Accepted Scrap Metals
Recycling of residential scrap, that is primarily metal, including lawn furniture, yard equipment (oil, gas & batteries removed),
major metal appliances (washer, dryers, stoves), air conditioners and dehumidifiers (refrigerant does not require removal, it will be recycled), etc.
No rims/wheels accepted (see scrap metal, above)
No farm, bicycle, mini-bike, motorcycle, golf-cart,
backhoe, etc. tires will be accepted.
National Preparedness Month
This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.