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City has emergency plan in place for storm

October 28, 2012
From Mirror staff reports , The Altoona Mirror

The city will open its Emergency Operations Center at Council Chambers on Washington Avenue if there are a large number of residents without power for an extended period or if 75 percent of resources in one area - for example, road crews - are deployed, said Tim Hileman, the city's emergency management coordinator. The center would enable city officials to get the necessary additional help, he said. A trigger could occur quickly, and given the weather forecast, likely will by the end of today, he predicted.

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