Emergency transportation and food will be available during storm

With a significant winter snowstorm predicted to impact the area, state Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna, announced that he and his staff are coordinating with volunteers to provide assistance through Wednesday, March 15.


“Governor Wolf just signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency ahead of the snowstorm that we’re anticipating for northeastern PA,” Haggerty said. “Most people should stay home and stay safe during the storm. But we also know medical personnel, emergency responders and others have to stay on the job and we want to help.”


In anticipation of snowfall amounts predicted to reach more than a foot, Haggerty will be operating storm assistance services via his offices, including the Olyphant satellite office, with aid available 24-hours during the storm, and he will work with volunteers to offer transportation and provide food to those who might not have access to it because of the adverse conditions.


“We’re here to help,” Haggerty said. “We'll have four-wheel drive vehicles to get essential personnel to the job and to get food and water to you, should there be an emergency. We’re also accepting volunteers who are interested in assisting us, as well.


"However, please remember that in cases of medical emergencies, one should always call 9-1-1.”


For more information about volunteering, or if you are in need of necessary transportation during the storm, call 570-876-1111.