Hurricane Sandy: Emmaus Information Center

Use the article to find and share information about Hurricane Sandy's impact on Emmaus and Upper Milford Township.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.

Don't risk using food from your fridge if you've been out of power more than four hours.

PPL customers without power

  • 6,788 in Emmaus
  • 4,758 in Upper Milford Township

No power restorations reported yet in either area since storm emergency began.

Boil Water Advisory issued for: Mink Estates, Far View Farms, and Buss Acres in Upper Milford Township

There's no word about when power service will be restored, or when water service will be reinstated.

Residents who need water can bring jugs to be filled at the Emmaus Fire Company on Sixth Street in Emmaus, 


UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 6:49 p.m.

Here are the latest Lehigh County road closings from PennDOT.

  • Indian Creek Road at Cedar Crest Boulevard in Upper Milford Township is closed due to flooding;
  • Spring Creek Road at Mill Creek Road in Lower Macungie Township is closed due to flooding;
  • Spring Valley Road between Landis Mill Road and Washington Lane in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed tree and utility;
  • Churchview Road between Vera Cruz Road and Faith Road in Upper Milford Township is closed due to a downed utility.

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 4:19 p.m.

Another business update via Emmaus Patch Facebook: David's Electric closed at 3:00 today, gonna wait and see what tomorrow brings

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 3:48 p.m.

Lehigh County Government Center and Courts Offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 30 due to the storm.   Certain Emergency Functions will remain in operation, but all County and Courts Offices will be closed. We will provide an update at a later time.

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 1:34 p.m.

The following business closings have been reported via Emmaus Patch Facebook:

  • Iobst Travel is closed. We are working from home as long as we have power. We can be reached at 610-703-4405. Thanks!
  • Closing soon, Hosfeld Insurance/InsuranceChix.com Just have to finish a webinar for procedures about extra staffing for our claims units, etc.
  • R Furry Friends Doggie Daycare will be closed also on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 12:51 p.m.

Upper Milford Township has rescheduled Trick or Treat for Saturday, November 3 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 12:22 p.m.

East Penn School District is closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. No transportation will be provided for students who live in the district and attend non-East Penn schools.

UPDATE: Monday, October 29, 12:11 p.m.

From the Borough of Emmaus: "Due to the potential damage and circumstances as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Borough of Emmaus has cancelled Trick or Treat Night for Wednesday evening. Because of the potential for lasting effects of the hurricane, Trick or Treat Night for the Borough of Emmaus has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3rd from 6pm to 8pm."  

UPDATE: Sunday, October 28, 8:14 p.m.

Upper Milford Township has decided to keep the township building open as an emergency shelter during the storm. The best advice is to shelter in place. If power goes out, there will be no power at the township building. But, if there is a reason that your home becomes unsafe during the storm, township officials encourage residents to bring blankets, pillows, etc. to the township building as a safe, dry location to weather the storm.

UPDATE: Sunday, October 28, 7:04 p.m.

East Penn School District is closed on Monday, Oct. 29. No transportation will be provided for students who live in the district and attend non-East Penn schools.


As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that the residents of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township stay connected.

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Send us messages through social media and email (jennifer.marangos@patch.com) and we’ll make sure the information is added here.

If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can add information or ask questions as part of this story in the comments section below.

Emmaus Patch is all about connecting neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Emmaus!

Nancy O'Keefe October 29, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Does anyone know if there will be the regular Tuesday morning trash pickup?
Jennifer Marangos October 29, 2012 at 10:57 PM
@Nancy O'Keefe The borough said earlier today that trash pickup would happen as normal, but suggested checking the Raritan Valley web site for further information.
Susie Hook October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I have a friend who lives on Homestead Circle, Emmaus. I have not been able to reach her. Any idea about power outages on that street?


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