Sunbury Flood Operations Center, Northumberland County

Other Northumberland County Projects: Sunbury Flood Risk Management System

Category: Emergency Management/Warning Notification

Point of Contact: Jeff Lewis, Sunbury Municipal Authority, (570) 286-9650, jlewissma@ptd.net

Project Description: The Sunbury Municipal Authority built a state-of-the-art office and emergency operations center (EOC) in 2004. This center contains a separate operations room where officials can: monitor all water levels on a display unit that is connected to all of their telemetry devices via radio signal, receive river and weather forecasts through a satellite connection with NWS’s Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN), receive real-time local radar, and track hurricanes/tropical storms through the HURREVAC program. The center also includes workstations, a reception desk, a media room, and sleeping quarters for up to 8 people.

Issues Encountered: None

Funding Stream(s): The cost to erect and furnish the Flood Operations Center was approximately $300,000, and was 100% paid for using Sunbury Municipal Authority funds.

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