Severe Weather Event – Sept. 5 – EMERGENCY ALERT – BE PREPARED

An approaching weather system has the potential for a severe weather event including strong winds and hail. In the event of severe weather, residents are encouraged to stay indoors and to pay attention to emergency alerts on television, radio and the internet.
Residents who have an emergency situation are reminded to call 911. Motorists are reminded not to drive over downed power lines or through standing water. Motorists are also reminded that a non-functioning traffic signal should be treated as a 4-way stop.

Phone numbers or contact information for problems with public utilities include:

PPL – 800-342-5775 (

PA American Water – 800-565-7292

United Water – 888-299-8972

UGI – 800-609-4844

Hampden Township Wastewater – 761-7963

Residents are reminded that trees on their property which may be damaged due to the storm are their responsibility to clean up. If a tree falls within the roadway, crews will, as soon as possible, clear the roadway by moving the fallen tree back on to the property from which it fell for safe travel and access by emergency responders, as needed. If a tree or tree limb falls on a utility line creating an immediate safety issue, call 911 to notify first responders. Power outages should be reported directly to PPL at 800-342-5775.

Emergency E-mail Notifications – Be Prepared

To learn more about Hampden Township’s Emergency E-mail Alert Service or The South Central Task Force’s new public mass emergency notification system, please use the following link:

Following is a link to the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Preparedness Guide