SANATOGA PA – The heavy rain and high winds that made last month’s (February 2011) weather conditions such an adventure in local living occasionally brought down tree limbs, disrupted electrical power, and resulted in limited flooding. None of it was severe enough, however, to prompt Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township residents to call its emergency management team for assistance.
That’s good news, as far as team members Chris Wilcox and Michele Cappelletti, deputy and assistant emergency management coordinators, respectively, are concerned. They filled in last month for primary EMC and Lower Pottsgrove Police Lt. Michael Foltz, who was attending training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico VA.
A report by Wilcox, who also is assistant chief at Ringing Hill Fire Company, and Cappelletti, who also is township secretary, was submitted to and accepted last week (March 7) by the Board of Commissioners during its meeting.
That’s not to say that Wilcox or Cappelletti were idle. Far from it, the report indicates. They monitored events and notified appropriate responders and contacts during the snow emergency declared Feb. 1-3 by township Manager Rodney Hawthorne. They met with Montgomery County officials about a free alert notification system the county is making available to municipalities.
And Wilcox completed a Federal Emergency Management Agency course on disaster preparedness that is a requirement for professional certification in Pennsylvania.
Commissioners thanked them for their efforts.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ March 7 meeting):
- Emergency Team Took What February Threw At It
- Board Orders Long-Delayed Drain Repairs … Or Else
- Commissioners Again Reject Boulevard Name Change
- To Those Who Dug Out, Lower Pottsgrove Salutes You
- Commissioners Approve Park Trail Bid Advertising
- Sprogels Run Park Project On Commissioners’ Agenda
Photo for The Post by Aimee M. Herbert, Aimee Marie Photography