2 days ago

We're excited to celebrate this morning's gra...

We're excited to celebrate this morning's grand opening of Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building (at 2415 North Broad Street) which will provide 88 units of affordable housing (including 20 dedicated to young adults)! Read more: http://bit.ly/prgo42418

    Project HOME
    We're excited to celebrate this morning's grand opening of Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building (at 2415 North Broad Street) which will provide 88 units of affordable housing...
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Apr 02

Resource fair this week for #HurricaneMaria d...

Resource fair this week for #HurricaneMaria disaster survivors in Philadelphia. Hosted by Greater Philadelphia Long term Recovery Committee. Help available includes FEMA assistance, employment, health, housing, legal services, and other needs https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-24-resource-fair-to-help-hurricane-maria-evacuees-april-5th-in-philadelphia/

    Resource Fair to Help Hurricane Maria Evacuees April 5th in Philadelphia | Office of Emergency Management
    El Comité de Recuperación a Largo Plazo del Gran Filadelfia desea invitarlo a una Feria de Recursos para ayudar a los evacuados de Puerto Rico. Una variedad de organizaciones comunitarias estarán disponibles para ayudar a aquellos que han venido a la región de Filadelfia después del huracán María el jueves, 5 de abril a las 2 p.m.
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Mar 29

Flood insurance can be a drop in the bucket c...

Flood insurance can be a drop in the bucket compared to flood damage costs. Check your policy. Give yourself a coverage check-up today. PA #FloodSafety Awareness Week. #BePrepared https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-25-flood-safety-awareness-become-prepared-for-flooding-hazards/

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
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Mar 28

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Grad or undergrad students: Interested in emergency management? We're taking applications for our Fellowship Program summer session. We have a range in areas of interest and opportunities. Deadline to apply is April 13th. #SMEM #EMGtwitter https://beta.phila.gov/departments/oem/jobs/


Mar 28

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management s...

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Philadelphia, PA. 4.6K likes. Visit us at http://www.phila.gov/ready or find PhilaOEM on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Mar 28

💧6" of moving flood water can knock an adult ...

💧6" of moving flood water can knock an adult off their feet. Never walk into flood water. 💧12" of fast moving flood water can sweep a car off the road. Most flood fatalities occur in cars. Never drive around barriers. ⚠️PA #FloodSafety Awareness Week https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-25-flood-safety-awareness-become-prepared-for-flooding-hazards/

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
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Mar 27

Know the types of flooding that happen in Phi...

Know the types of flooding that happen in Philadelphia, ways you can help your home, and how to be prepared. PA #FloodSafety Awareness Week ⬇ https://t.co/esrmTBVFSX

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Mar 26

Today marks the start of PA Flood Safety Awar...

Today marks the start of PA Flood Safety Awareness Week. One of the easiest, and most important, things you can do is to be aware of emegency weather info. In Philly, take 5 seconds and text READYPHILA to 888-777 to get alerts. More #FloodSafety info ⬇ https://t.co/esrmTBVFSX

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Mar 22

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Michael King, Recovery Chief of Richland Co., SC, shares lessons learned from the historic 2015 floods that devastated Richland Co to our recovery conference. Pre-established recovery plans and relationships with VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) are critical


Mar 22

Please remove snow and ice from the hood and ...

Please remove snow and ice from the hood and roof of your car before driving. It's not only dangerous to you and others, it's the law. PA Vehicle Code Law 3720: "if snow or ice from your vehicle strikes a vehicle or person and causes injury, you can be ticketed". #DriveSafe

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Please remove snow and ice from the hood and roof of your car before driving. It's not only dangerous to you and others, it's the law. PA Vehicle Code Law 3720: "if snow or ice from your vehicle...
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Mar 22

Good morning Philly! As you clear off your ca...

Good morning Philly! As you clear off your cars and get ready for the morning commute, remember to take it slow and watch out for icy patches on roadways. Check out SEPTA's website for delays or detours on your route to work http://ow.ly/rtWU30j5JRz #PHLSnow

    SEPTA | System Status
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
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Mar 21

Thank you to @PhilaStreets who have about 400...

Thank you to @PhilaStreets who have about 400 trucks working to clear Philadelphia roadways. Plowing and salting of 300 routes are in progress! #PHLSnow

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Mar 21

The snow may be beautiful today, but it is ma...

The snow may be beautiful today, but it is making travel dangerous! Stay off the roads if possible. Allow @PhilaStreets to continue their hard work clearing the roadways.


Mar 21

The snow out there is heavy! When you’re shov...

The snow out there is heavy! When you’re shoveling today, remember to take breaks and stay hydrated #PHLSnow


Mar 21

Heavy, accumulating snow sitting on power lin...

Heavy, accumulating snow sitting on power lines and tree limbs could cause power outages. Know how to report and track power outages with @PECOconnect for more info: http://bit.ly/2FXxAAE #PHLsnow


Mar 21

Service is suspended on SEPTA Bus Routes 103,...

Service is suspended on SEPTA Bus Routes 103, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 139, 150, 206, 22, 35, 53, 55, 93, 95, 97, 98, H, XH until further notice due to slick roadway conditions.


Mar 21

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

The dedicated employees of @PhilaStreets have nearly 2600 miles of city roads to plow. Please help them by not shoveling snow back in the street and keeping cars off corners so they can make turns. Thank you! #PHLsnow #TeamWork


Mar 21

In the event that a tree has fallen on electr...

In the event that a tree has fallen on electrical wires, please call PECO’s emergency line: 1-800-841-4141. For non-emergency tree requests, please submit a request through Philly 311. Heavy wet snow will continue for the next several hours.

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Mar 21

OK folks, the roads and walkways are icy. Acc...

OK folks, the roads and walkways are icy. Accident NB 95 at Tasker causing traffic delays. PA Department of Transportation has reduced speeds to 45mph on I 76, 676, 476. Please don't go out if you don't have to. Please. Take care of yourself and others.

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Mar 21

Looking for a plow? You can track PennDOT plo...

Looking for a plow? You can track PennDOT plows here. Go to the map and click the Plow box. Super helpful for you! #PHLSnow http://www.511pa.com/

Mar 21

You have 15 min before the City Snow Emergenc...

You have 15 min before the City Snow Emergency starts. Cars left on Snow Emergency routes will be moved to other parking spots to assist in snow plowing operations. If your car is moved, call 215-686-SNOW to find it. Do NOT call 911. more info here http://ow.ly/bNqe30j4GWJ

    Philadelphia Streets:
    Learn what residents and businesses need to know about trash collection and recycling.
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Mar 21

Stay off the roads if possible, let the plows...

Stay off the roads if possible, let the plows do their work. From @PennDOTNews There is a restriction in effect for the following vehicle types: COMBINATION LOADS, EMPTY TRAILER TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES, RV/CAMPERS, TWIN TRAILER, VEHICLES WITH TOW BEHIND TRAILERS

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Mar 20

Want the latest on #PHLSnow? Sign up for free...

Want the latest on #PHLSnow? Sign up for free emergency alerts and weather updates at phila.gov/ready. You can also text ReadyPhila (one word) to 888-777 to get text alerts. #ReadyPhila


Mar 20

Due to forecast of snow, trash & recycling co...

Due to forecast of snow, trash & recycling collections are suspended for tomorrow. Residents with Weds pick-up should place material curbside Thursday. Collections will be behind 1 day through the weekend unless weather causes further delay. More info ⬇️ https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-20-city-of-philadelphia-officials-announce-preparations-for-winter-storm-2/

    City of Philadelphia Officials Announce Preparations for Winter Storm | Office of Emergency Management
    PHILADELPHIA - The City is forecast to receive 12 to 18 inches of accumulating snow from a nor'easter that began today and is predicted to end tomorrow evening. The National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Thursday at 2 am.
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Mar 20

All municipal City offices in Philadelphia wi...

All municipal City offices in Philadelphia will be closed on Wednesday, March 21. All non-essential personnel are encouraged to stay home. #PHLSnow https://t.co/dM0VnLJTvI

    City of Philadelphia Officials Announce Preparations for Winter Storm | Office of Emergency Management
    PHILADELPHIA - The City is forecast to receive 12 to 18 inches of accumulating snow from a nor'easter that began today and is predicted to end tomorrow evening. The National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Thursday at 2 am.
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Mar 20

SEPTA will operate Regional Rail on a Severe ...

SEPTA will operate Regional Rail on a Severe Storm Schedule tomorrow due to anticipated snowfall. Worsening conditions may cause routes to be detoured or suspended. Stay informed with their System Status page. More snow info from the city ➡https://t.co/FEazIqT43i

Mar 20

A Snow Emergency will go into effect tomorrow...

A Snow Emergency will go into effect tomorrow at 9am to allow @PhilaStreets room to plow city roads. Snow route and special @PhilaParking parking info ➡https://t.co/FEazIqT43i


Mar 20

PHILADELPHIA. 12:15PM. It's finally Spring(?...

PHILADELPHIA. 12:15PM. It's finally Spring(?) #SpringSnow #VernalEquinox

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    PHILADELPHIA. 12:15PM. It's finally Spring(?) #SpringSnow #VernalEquinox
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Mar 20

Due to winter weather and cold in the forecas...

Due to winter weather and cold in the forecast, @PHLCityHomeless has declared a Code Blue, now in effect in Philadelphia. City is taking special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. Call 215-232-1984 if you see someone who needs shelter.


Mar 16

Maybe not related to #WorldSleepDay in its tr...

Maybe not related to #WorldSleepDay in its truest sense, but certainly in the spirit of sleep safety. Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Adam Thiehl gave us insight into importance of closing bedroom doors before you sleep, a 900 degree difference that keeps toxic smoke out. Read more in our blog http://bit.ly/2ph8INN or watch the video below. #CloseBeforeYouDoze

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Maybe not related to #WorldSleepDay in its truest sense, but certainly in the spirit of sleep safety. Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Adam Thiehl gave us insight into importance of closing...
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Mar 15

#READYCommunity brings the information and re...

#READYCommunity brings the information and resources you need to be prepared right to your community! Join your Philly neighbors next week as we plan for severe weather #poweroutages #thunderstorms #floods http://ow.ly/bjO830iXQfV Free Library of Philadelphia


Mar 13

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

.@NWS_MountHolly forecast: Light snow will continue through early morning hours, accumulation possible, mainly on elevated surfaces and grassy areas. Be alert for changing visibilities & road conditions. Give yourself extra time on your commute ❄️🚙🚴🏾‍♀️🚶🏽‍♀️


Mar 12

⚠PennDot announces day & overnight lane closu...

⚠PennDot announces day & overnight lane closures in Philadelphia & Bucks Co this week on US 1 (Roosevelt Blvd), Route 63 (Woodhaven Rd), and I-76 for installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems ⬇ https://t.co/TAGZIoGYys

    Details
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Mar 09

What the heck is a casket doing on a North Philly street? | Jenice Armstrong

At first, when I saw a photo of it on Reddit.com, I thought a resident had placed it there to reserve a parking spot. But after I drove to 16th Street near Lehigh  Avenue on Monday to check it out, I discovered that the casket had been put there for a reason that will make more sense in a minute.

    What the heck is a casket doing on a North Philly street? | Jenice Armstrong
    There is a casket sitting on a street in North Philly. No, I'm not making this up. It's an actual coffin. At first, when I saw a photo of it on Reddit.com, I thought a resident had placed it there to reserve a parking spot.
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Mar 09

When adjusting your clocks this weekend (or t...

When adjusting your clocks this weekend (or them adjusting themselves), take time to see if you're emergency prepared: test smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors, make a fire escape and family emergency plan. #DaylightSavingTime https://t.co/zQrOZG624V

    Make an emergency plan | Service
    Make an emergency plan The City of Philadelphia wants you to be ready for any emergency. To be ready, you need to start planning for an emergency now, not in the middle of one. Think about different kinds of emergencies, like a house fire, snow storm, power outage, hurricane, or terrorist attack.
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Mar 08

🚧The City just announced important details ab...

🚧The City just announced important details about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade, including info about road closures, parking and more: http://bit.ly/2Fux78w #PHLRoadClosures

    City Announces Road Closures for the 248th St. Patrick's Day Parade | Managing Director's Office
    PHILADELPHIA - Today the City announces road closures, parking restrictions and details for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, organized by the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Observance Association and held on Sunday, March 11, beginning at 11:15AM. This year's parade will take a route starting off 16th and JFK, through historical Independence Mall, and ending at Penn's Landing.
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Mar 07

The Snow Emergency has ended, cars can now pa...

The Snow Emergency has ended, cars can now park on Snow Emergency routes. If your car was moved, call 215-686-SNOW. Do not call 911. All City of Philadelphia municipal government offices will open during normal business hours on Thursday, March 8. For additional information: https://goo.gl/WzyKso

    City Ends Snow Emergency
    PHILADELPHIA- At 9 PM on Wednesday, March 7, Managing Director DiBerardinis officially ended the City's Snow Emergency. For citizens, the end of a Snow Emergency means that cars can once again park on Snow Emergency routes. Cars left on Snow Emergency routes between 8am through 9pm today were likely relocated.
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Mar 07

Snow Emergencies support @PhilaStreets plowin...

Snow Emergencies support @PhilaStreets plowing. Although the snow has stopped, there is still a snow emergency in effect. Please do not park your cars on these routes. The sooner the streets are cleared, the sooner the snow emergency can be lifted #PHLSnow http://ow.ly/v0Zt30iOPLt

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Mar 07

Many SEPTA routes are suspended or are detour...

Many SEPTA routes are suspended or are detoured at the moment. If taking mass-transit, please check SEPTA's System Status page for info on your route http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml … #PHLsnow


Mar 07

After the storm ends, please be aware of debr...

After the storm ends, please be aware of debris, like tree limbs or wires in the snow, and icy road conditions as temps dip below freezing tonight. Use caution on sidewalks and streets while travelling #PHLsnow

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Mar 07

⚠️If travelling on I-95 on the Philadelphia/B...

⚠️If travelling on I-95 on the Philadelphia/Bucks County border, please avoid using Woodhaven Road/Route 63 due to hazardous driving conditions. #PHLsnow

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Mar 07

Keep your cell phone fully charged in the eve...

Keep your cell phone fully charged in the event you lose power. Know who to call if a tree falls on power lines and how to report and track power outages. #PHLsnow https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-05-preparing-for-power-outages/

    Preparing for Power Outages | Office of Emergency Management
    March 5, 2018 Power outages happen year-round. They can be a temporary nuisance caused by a system failure or something that impacts our lives for days, resulting from a Nor'easter, Tropical Storm or other severe weather. Outages can also impact travel, bringing trees down on wires or roads that affect mass-transit or create hazardous driving conditions.
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Mar 07

If you must drive (avoid if possible) plan on...

If you must drive (avoid if possible) plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for reductions in visibility at times. Give yourself extra space between cars and give plows plenty of room. Make sure you have a full tank of gas. #PHLsnow

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Mar 07

Heavy, wet snow expected to fall through even...

Heavy, wet snow expected to fall through evening rush hour. Concern for bringing down trees or tree branches on power lines. If a tree falls during a storm and poses a safety threat, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, call 3-1-1. More info on who to call ⬇️ https://beta.phila.gov/2018-03-06-city-of-philadelphia-officials-announce-preparations-for-winter-storm/

    City of Philadelphia Officials Announce Preparations for Winter Storm | Department of Streets
    (Philadelphia) - With another storm approaching, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved off Snow Emergency routes for plowing.
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Mar 07

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Increase in snowfall rate over the past hour evident in our @NWS_MountHolly storm-spotter measurements. Up through 1pm: 1.8" total. Through 2:15pm: 3.2" total. An increase of 1.4" in 75 minutes. #PHLsnow #PAwx


Mar 07

From SEPTA. Bus routes below suspended to to ...

From SEPTA. Bus routes below suspended to to snow. Check your route on their System Status page if you must travel. http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml … 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,12,19,20,22,23,24,26,27,28,30,31,32,35,37,38,39,40,42,44,47M,48,50,53,54,55,57,58,61,64,65,66,68,73,77,80,84,88,89,96,110,117,119,120,H,J,L,R,XH: UPDATE: Service is suspended until further notice due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.

    SEPTA | System Status
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
    http://www.septa.org

Mar 07

Philadelphia Streets Dept has moved from a sa...

Philadelphia Streets Dept has moved from a salting operation to begin plowing over 2,500 miles of roads in the city. Please allow them room on roads, give space on corners to turn, and don't shovel snow back into streets. Learn more from Streets Department⬇️ http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/highways/snow/

    Philadelphia Streets:
    Our Highway Unit is the primary response team during snow and ice events. One of the major challenges the unit incurs is snow being shoveled back into plowed streets after city teams clear the street. This practice is not only illegal, it's a hazard to drivers and pedestrians.
    http://www.philadelphiastreets.com

Mar 07

Storm update: Bands of heavy snow over Philad...

Storm update: Bands of heavy snow over Philadelphia through the coming hours. Temperatures are dropping and winds picking up. Snow accumulating on roads and reduced visibility a result. Avoid driving if possible. #PHLsnow

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