UPDATE: Thursday Nov 1st
City Hall’s electricity has been restored. We are open for business.
At 10:30 AM, 10/29/12, Mayor John Callahan declared a State of Emergency for the City of Bethlehem. This declaration allows city officials to act as necessary to meet the current demands of the emergency.
Please only use 9-1-1 for emergencies only. Call 610.865.7187 for non-emergency assistance. For a recorded message with information call 610.865.7116.
UPDATE: All Evacuations have been rescinded in Bethlehem. Thankfully, flooding conditions did not worsen in Bethlehem and the evacuation zones are not prone to further water pooling. Thank you for your cooperation.
At 3:00 PM, 10/29/12, areas that are historically prone to flooding will be evacuated. Traditional areas that are prone to flooding have been identified and will be notified by phone calls and in person.
Here is an interactive map of the Evacuation Zones in Bethlehem.
Road closures will be posted here.
**UPDATE: These roads are no longer closed. Flooding conditions do not exist in these areas.
Anticipated road closures are as follows:
- All Streets within Saucon Park
- Conestoga Street
- Followed by other roadway along the Monocacy Creek:
- Mauch Chunk Road between Elizabeth and Laurel
Please avoid these streets. Residents living in these areas need to evacuate before 3:00 PM today (Monday 10/29).
Residents should seek shelter from friends or family or, if necessary, go to the Lehigh Valley Emergency Shelter. (Information below)
Be sure to take essential items – medicine, special foods, personal items, baby supplies, clothing, money and valuable papers. Secure your home before you leave. Be sure to check on any neighbors who may need assistance. If you have pets, see below for information on the pet shelter, conveniently located adjacent to the Red Cross shelter.
Here are links to monitor the water levels for flooding http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/current/?type=flow
The Bethlehem Parking Authority has offered FREE PARKING in Bethlehem at all city meters and all city parking garages for Monday October 29th and Tuesday October 30th.
- Northampton County District Magistrates and County Court
- Closures from this time through Tuesday