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On Monday October 1, 2018 The Bloomsburg Police Department will be testing the Emergency Siren and Address System. The testing will occur between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.
Residents living in the area of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, The Bloomsburg High School and the Town’s Public Works facilities may hear several tests of the system during this time period.
The testing will include both a loud tone and an announcement advising the system is being tested.
For More Information Contact – Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
The Town of Bloomsburg will be closing the following streets on the following days due to road paving.E. 2nd Street closed September 19, 2018 Center Street between 7th and 8th Street closed September 20, 2018 Iron Street between E. 3rd and E. 5th Street closed September 21, 2018
Due to road paving the following streets will not be accessible for parking on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Second Street, from East Street to Penn Street Center Street, Between 7th Street and 8th Street Iron Street, Between 3rd Street and 5th Street W. 9th Street, from Cherry Street to 8th Street Michael Drive
8:00 AM Fly-In Walk In Breakfast sponsored by Bloom Flyers
10:00 AM Opening Flag Ceremony / Boy Scouts
Noon Fly-in Walk in Lunch sponsored by Bloom Flyers
10:00 – 3:00 Blood Drive – Poster attached – how to sign up
Scouts can earn merit Badges:Amphibians and Reptiles – CDE Exotics & respective Scout Leader Aviation Merit Badge -Russ Devore, Gene Witherup, Dianne Caspersen Fingerprinting – Bloom PD & Scout Leader to sign off Traffic Safety -Bloom PD & Scout Leader to Sign off 10:00 – 3:00 Presentations /Demonstrations: Drones / Fire Safety / Police / SWAT / Scouts / Home Depot 4:00 PM Movie: Planes Rescue – Aviation Film for the Youth
Everyone is welcome! – You do not need to be a scout to attend / there are educational and interactive activities for all youth! Not to mention the amazing food offered by Bloom Flyers and others.Hope you can join us for the food, fun, and fellowship!
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00AM to 3:00PM
301 Airport Rd.
Jennifer L. Long
Emergency Management Coordinator
P.O Box 380
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
TO: Columbia County Media Outlets
FROM: Columbia County Emergency Management Agency
DATE: August 15, 2018
TIME: 10:10 AM
SUBJECT: PRESS RELESE/Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)
Columbia County EMA will be opening a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for any individual/family affected by the recent flooding event. This MARC is available for ALL Columbia County Residents. The location will be the Benton High School in Benton Borough on Friday, August 17, 2018 and Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:10 A.M to 6:00 P.M. The following agencies will have a representative present for questions, concerns and to provide information:
The American Red Cross
Columbia County Agriculture Department
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Columbia County Emergency Management Agency
Tri County COG Inspection Services
Other State Agencies
Residents are encouraged to attend and bring their completed Damage Assessment Forms with them. If you need a blank Damage Assessment Form, please contact you local municipality.
For questions, contact the Columbia County Emergency Management Agency at 570-389-5720
Town of Bloomsburg Residents who have flooded in the most recent event please proceed with caution before re-entering your home.When returning to your home: Do not enter your home if a notice has been posted by the Town of Bloomsburg’s Code Enforcement office. If you have any questions or immediate concerns regarding reentry to your property please contact the Code Office first via 570-784-7123 ext. 115 Check exterior first for damage before entering Do not strike a match or smoke in case of gas leak Open windows and doors to circulate air Take photos and call an insurance agent As a reminder before doing any renovation work, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at 570-784-7123 ext. 115 to obtain a building permit
Helpful Information from the Red Cross:
Repairing After A Flood
How to File a Flood Claim:
Flood Claim Guidance
Home Damage Loan Paperwork-SBA Loan Program:
Home Damage Paperwork SBA
(This is for any individual property owners within the Town to complete if you might want to request assistance from the SBA in the form of a low interest loan for home repairs)
For additional flood related information please go to the Flood Damage Reduction Information tab on the home page of the Town of Bloomsburg’s website: https://bloomsburgpa.org/main/flood-damage-reduction-information/
From: Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
Date: Monday August 6, 2018
Subject: Main Street Parking Restrictions
The Bloomsburg Police Department wants to remind everyone the Bloomsburg Nationals Car Show is scheduled this weekend August 9 – 12, 2018.
The Bloomsburg Nationals Downtown Gridlock Parade is scheduled for August 9th 2018; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Street, between Iron Street and Railroad Street, will be closed during this time. A detour will be in place where motorist will utilize East Street., E. 5th Street and Railroad Street to bypass the closed portion of Main Street.
No parking will be permitted on Main Street, between Iron Street and West Street, while Main Street is closed.
SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) has negotiated a group price for engineering/survey services to complete and issue FEMA Elevation Certificates to interested home-owners. This program is slated to end in July of 2020.
SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), in cooperation with Pennsylvania Representative David Millard, has negotiated a group price for engineering/survey services to complete and issue FEMA Elevation Certificates for inter-ested homeowners in the Town of Bloomsburg who reside within the 100-year floodplain (Zone AE). The cost is $600.00, prepaid to SEDA-COG. There are no income restrictions applied to this program.
The National Flood Insurance Program has gone through significant changes with the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. These reforms mean that policy holders with subsidized pre-FIRM or grandfathered rates may see premium rate increases until FEMA deems that the flood insurance cost is based on the true flood risk to that property.
Do you live in or near a floodplain and would like to learn about flood proofing actions you can take to reduce flood risk and decrease flood damages?
This is your chance to learn about different types of flood proofing techniques from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Nonstructural Committee. The flood proofing discussion will include topics such as elevating buildings, wet and dry flood proofing buildings, and relocation/acquisition. Federal and state agency representatives will be on hand to discuss grant programs that may be available to property owners to reduce their flood risk, as well as other floodplain management topics, such as the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.
When: August 15, 2018 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Union County Government Center, 155 North 15th Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flood-proofing-workshop-for-general-public-lewisburg-tickets-47813561650
For more information on flood proofing please visit the National Nonstructural Committee Website: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Project-Planning/nfpc/
Questions about the Workshop? Contact Jason Stick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at (410) 962-3475 or [email protected]
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information: The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request to Jason Stick before July 31.
Flood Proofing Flyer