August 2, 2018

Flooding Updates: 09/08/2018

09/08/2018

This is an important message from Tremont Mayor. I have declared an emergency declaration in effect from 8:00 PM tonight until further notice with the Flood Watch we are currently in for this evening into Monday. With the most recent saturated grounds from all our recent flooding. We are expected to see rainfall amounts to hit the area from 2-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours or so with times being heavy. This event should cause slow-onset flooding but with the ground saturated may see it rapidly, So please take this event serious and prepare yourself, personal needs, items, important papers and prescriptions in a to go bag in case emergency evacuation is required. I also hope you take the important steps in preparing your home with moving items to higher ground or storage trailers, turn off gas, water, and electricity if you can safely, place sandbags around your property, purchase another sump pump, generators and if you need any further information on preparedness see American Red Cross or FEMA websites. It’s all of our responsibilities and I ask us to remain in unity and have faith we will overcome this event. Also Watch the Weather Channels for update on upcoming event. Listen for alerts and check our website for additional information to be uploaded this evening. If need any further assistance please page us at 570-621-1070. Thank You.

Tremont Borough Residents:

I ask you all to take this time to prepare for the worst and we hope for the best. We have now come back to preparation phase and must think of sandbags, to go bags of clothing packed, move any items from your basement if it floods, make sure your sump pumps, generator s are working, maybe purchase another one for expecting water. Dehumidifier on loaner please secure them if you can so they remain safe. I know if you have items to be secured we have the trailers available so you don’t lose any appliances or other items. I strongly urge everyone to take responsibility on this the impact Mother Nature brought to Our community has played a very difficult strain on all of us and the responders are still volunteering and now preparing but again we can’t wait til flooding starts to take action so please listen to local news to stay update on the upcoming weather. Again Tremont Strong! God Bless is all and let’s unite once more and have faith to overcome this battle! Mayor Ney

 

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES
FOR * A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, ADAMS, BEDFORD, BLAIR, CAMBRIA, CAMERON,
CLEARFIELD, COLUMBIA, CUMBERLAND, DAUPHIN, ELK, FRANKLIN, FULTON, HUNTINGDON, JUNIATA, LANCASTER, LEBANON, MCKEAN,
MIFFLIN, MONTOUR, NORTHERN CENTRE, NORTHERN CLINTON, NORTHERN LYCOMING, NORTHUMBERLAND, PERRY, POTTER,
SCHUYLKILL, SNYDER, SOMERSET, SOUTHERN CENTRE, SOUTHERN CLINTON, SOUTHERN LYCOMING, SULLIVAN, TIOGA, UNION,
WARREN, AND YORK. * FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. * RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT. THE
RAIN WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES OVER WESTERN AREAS TONIGHT, AND BECOME HEAVIER OVER EASTERN AREAS ON SUNDAY.
RAIN WILL THEN CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES RIGHT INTO MONDAY. * EXPECT THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING ALONG REGIONAL
STREAMS AND CREEKS, AS WELL AS IN NORMAL LOW LYING AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… REVIEW FLOOD
SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AT WEATHER.GOV/FLOOD. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! &&

 

09/06/2018:

Good Afternoon:

CURFEW HAS BEEN LIFTED BACK TO NORMAL WHICH IS 11PM. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS EMERGENCY.

To all borough residents again I need to take the time to thank each and everyone of our local volunteers who have been helping with planning and development with assisting in the clean up process and aiding our local borough officials.

Residents I thank you for waiting patiently for seeing the process from recovery in flooding to mitigation  phase. The local Legion in town is down and should not cause any debris being in the creek way causing any further harm or flooding. The bridge that is collapsing to the rear of Good Spring Alley is being addressed currently. Permits and DEP have been in contact for sink holes, and assistance in dredging and attempting to stop flooding. Communications with the water run off above and below us with them aware of any debris backed up could cause harm to our residents. Water conservation is working on grants for us and also the flood warning devices.

Donations have been coming in and council will address at meeting where those funds will go to. Donations that have been collected by local charities and have been funding some assistance to some of our residents has no direct dealing with borough officials. So please if you need assistance contact Susanne Shock at 570-294-3748.

Appliances have been donated and with Kitty’s Closet I ask if you need assistance please contact Kathy Brown at 570-527-5071.

Storage Trailer assistance contact Mayor Ricky A Ney, Jr 570-621-1070.

Dehumidifiers we have some for loaners and contact Denise Krammes if you need a number you can contact me at 570-621-1070 and I will get her in contact with you.

We have mission groups in town helping yet and they also are helping rebuild with folks purchasing there own supplies so there are lots of rumors going around that some folks are getting all assistance and other are getting none so please be aware of lots of emotions, and frustration and anxiety still in our area over this recent emergency with the flooding and if you need assistance with someone to talk about concerns or frustrations please reach out to the pager 570-621-1070 and i can get you in contact with a spiritual care member.

 

In closing:

We have months of work here in our great strong community and I hope we all stay Tremont Strong, work hard together and pray for FEMA, PEMA to come to our aid and assist this small community. We are making calls daily to get our elected officials to aid us so please remember all great things take time. GOD BLESS YOU ALL and Stay WELL.

 

ALSO please watch local weather daily may have chance of storms and rain in near future. f

 

Mayor Ney.

 

 

08/22/2018:

Good Evening:

To all borough residents again I need to thank you all for being patient with us during this recent disaster we are facing. We all have had mixed emotions with anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, and we will continue to have spiritual care workers from Red Cross and our local spiritual care team available if anyone needs someone to speak with them. 570-621-1070 will assist with any immediate needs.

Still awaiting for the Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) Group to be dispatched to our area. Stand by if need help with DEP, DOH, Penn Dot, PEMA or county agencies to assist.

The shower/ wash station will arrive for showering and be located near Clay Street and Coal Streets.

Washer and Dryer Station to be arriving when we secure a shed for storage to open this up for our residents in need. This will be located in the area of Clay Street and Coal Street.

Portable Bathrooms will be located at 14 and 57 Spring Streets for our volunteers and anyone in the borough that needs assistance.

EMA from County and neighboring communities have come in to help us out and we are seeing more from the county, state, and federal government reaching out to us so I ask each and everyone of you to give them the respect to come to our aid.

We may see a meeting in the near future with informational stuff since folks need assistance with wondering what they can do next so if need any help or guidance reach out to us at 570-621-1070 we can direct you to the right department. Stay Well, Stay Safe, and Stay Strong!

Mayor Ney.

 

Good Morning:
To all borough residents again thanks for being patient and we have seen so many mixed emotions, and frustrations and needs. We are trying very hard to help each and everyone of you. We have been fighting thru all the red tape to get the help we need. Unmet needs going up to the county will be as follows: Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) It brings DEP, DOH, PennDot, PEMA and county agencies as needed to assist since some of you have lost some important documents like birth certificates, driver licenses, etc. Also with these storms yet we have been securing tree companies and generators on standby. We have been trying to get the National Guards to secure up safety and security needs and to stop the looting we are seeing in broad day light. I have exhausted our local staff, have given emergency police powers to state constables to add to our police force, I have spoke with Minersville, Pine Grove, have mutual aid agreements with Branch/Reilly Twp for police assistance. I will be in contact with Mayor from Tower City and PSP has been every shift patrolling our streets. So hang strong we will get these folks that are heartless to taking the little bit of property you have left. I will not stop until we have a safer and stronger community. Please contact your local ema and elected county officials to voice the above mentioned concerns a lot of you are experiencing. Also we have secured an emergency loan for some demolishing work, as well as looking at other needs with washed out waterways and debris still blocking up them as well as still cleaning out storm drains and repairs.

08/18/2018 we will have multiple volunteers to come in and assist with clean up efforts at residents homes and please if you need help and feel like we have not responded contact us immediately at 570-621-1070 and we will strive to assist quickly but there are about 20-30 % of our community in someway affected by this destruction and we all most remember these volunteers are coming to help us so please be kind and patient with them.

I am working on a building inspector to help come out with project managers and evaulate homes and assist you in your needs if your homes are structurally and enviromentally safe.

St John’s Methodist Church in Tremont today will have food available for our residents spread the word. Also they will lead with our faith base groups the project plans to assist in our rebuilding with resident approvals.

Family Dollar will need access in front of there store to start there clean up process and GREAT NEWS there are staying and will be hopefully only shut down for the next 3 weeks and back up and running.

Mid Penn Bank is working to get back up and running in our area.

Food Pantry is open from 9am to 12 today so any residents in pine grove or tremont area hope to see you there we got supplies awaiting to assist you.

STS starts up transporation from Monday August 20 from our Dollar Store lot 14 Spring Street with a departure time of 11 am and will take folks to Kings Village Plaza and drop off at the Rite Aid and will come back to departure back to our Borough at 2 pm promptly from this coming Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday so please its a fee that is waived for our residents during this flooding and has lost there form of transportation. If this is used it will be evaulated to see if this can remain in place. Folks you asked so here you go lets follow thru and use this service. You will have access to a pharmacy, eatting places to get away from this destruction zone to heal, Dollar Store and grocery store.

Any resident that are still having issues with your employers over losing time to attempt to safe your property and need me to talk to them get a hold of me and i will be more than glad to shed some light into there ears.

Meals at noon and 6 pm today and tommorrow we have the morning for the sabbath day and after church an organization from ucc will be in to assist with some home clean up projects.

Residents of Tremont:
I wanted to personally THANK YOU ALL for helping each other during our recent Disaster. I am very PROUD to be elected by our community as your Mayor. I have had some very interesting challenges over the past 7 months. One thing I never thought we would have to overcome was a Flooding Event. I keep playing the events over and over and just can’t stop admiring how we put our differences aside and the community came together strong and remained Tremont Strong! I tried to get out to Spring Street and speak face to face with as many residents as i could, I got to a few residents on Pine Street and Clay Street, I did reach out to a resident or so on North St, Union Street I spoke with a resident or so and assisted them in there needs, Line Street I made a few stops and was delayed to speak with residents but wanted them to know we are here to assist, W Laurel Street I did stop with a few residents and still assisting them in there needs. Bridge Street I spoke by phone with a few residents. So i handed out lots of business cards with my number and email on so please reach out to myself or our team to help get you all back on your feet. Mayor Ney

I ask each resident who was effect in anyway small or big from this recent Disaster to please reach out to our volunteers, our borough hall and elected officials so we can try and aid and assist you to recover and stay strong !

We have lots of cleaning supplies, self care kits, some food items, and need to reach out to Kitty’s Closet which is located at the Tremont Borough Hall building. Hours of operation August 6-10 9-11 am and than 2-4pm. Evening Hours Tuesday 7th and Thursday 8th 6-8 pm.

Residents: We also have project managers who have been getting grants from business with building supplies, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers. Please reach out to us. We will be working on drywall, wood, and floor items shortly.

Thanks to the Schuylkill Association of the United Church of Christ and the United Way for assisting in getting a few dehumidifiers for our residents.
Werner’s Ace Hardware also assisting in this project.