PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As Hurricane Irene makes her presence known, it is important to have a list of emergency contacts on hand. Here are some helpful phone numbers.
Remember to report ALL emergencies to 911 or emergency dispatch center.
Dozens of shelters are being prepared all along the East Coast. People can find open Red Cross shelters by viewing an interactive Google map at www.redcross.org or by downloading the free Red Cross shelter app for their iPhone from the iTunes store.
A mobile-friendly version of the Hurricane Safety Checklist is now available for smart phone users to download at www.redcross.org/mobile.
It’s important that those affected by the storm stay in contact with loved ones and the Red Cross Safe and Well website can help them do that. Safe and Well is a secure, easy-to-use online tool to help families connect in an emergency. People can register by visiting the Red Cross web site or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. Disaster Services: 215-299-4000
Pennsylvania State Police: 717-783-5599
Philadelphia Police Department: 215-685-9500
Delaware County Police: 610-892-8400
Montgomery County Police: 610-631-0711
Bucks County Police: 215-345-1411
Bucks County Fire Department: 215-343-2415
Northampton Police/Fire Department: 610-330-2200
Chester County Police/Fire Department:
Philadelphia Highway Patrol: 215-686-3103
Philadelphia Fire Department: 215-686-1300
PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141
Philadelphia Water Emergency: 215-685-6300
Burlington County Police/Fire: 609-267-8714
Camden County Police/Fire: 856-783-4900/4444
Cape May County Police: 609-465-1233
Atlantic County Police: 609-909-7200
Ocean County Police: Call 911
Cumberland County Police/Fire: 856-455-6886
Gloucester County Police/Fire: 856-863-5819
Mercer County Police/Fire: 609-799-0110
Salem County Police/Fire: 856-769-1955
NJ State Police: 609-882-2000
Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
NJ Office of Emergency Management: 1-888-653-6299
Lower Township Hurricane Hotline: 886-1619 ext. 140.
Delaware Emergency Management Agency: 302-659-3362
Delaware State Police: 302-739-7300
New Castle Police/Fire: 302-571-7331
Wilmington Police: 302-654-5151
Delmarva Power: 302-454-0317
Sussex County: 302-856-7366
AAA Mid-Atlantic Road Service: 1-800-222-4357
Be sure to stock up on important items including water, food, medication, first aid kits, flash lights, sanitary and hygiene items, cell phone chargers, and extra money.