Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Patch is live with ongoing coverage in the aftermath of Sandy and we'd love to see your photos and hear your stories. Please use this story on Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch to help out your neighbors as we recover from the storm together.
As we start to recover in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Tredyffrin-Easttown stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can send us messages through social media and email at email@example.com, and comment on this story and we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story. 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 comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood. Just one year ago, we had that snowstorm the weekend before …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
All SEPTA transportation will be suspended for Sandy.
The following information is provided by SEPTA. SEPTA will suspend all services effective at the end of Sunday's service schedule due to the expected arrival of severe weather from Sandy. The shutdown will start at approximately 12:30 a.m., at the conclusion of daily service schedules. The service suspension covers all modes of SEPTA travel, including Regional Rail, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, city and suburban bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown High Speed Line. CCT Paratransit service will be available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible. SEPTA is advising customers to adjust their travel plans as soon as possible prior to the shutdown. Those who do not have to travel …
National Hurricane Center forecasters caution the public to not underestimate Hurricane Sandy based on its storm category or projections on where it will come ashore.
Federal emergency management and weather officials said Sunday that the time for preparing for Hurricane Sandy is rapidly coming to an end. "The time for preparing and talking is about over," said Craig Fugate, adminstrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People need to be acting about now." Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect as many as 50 million people as it makes its westward turn toward the East Coast. While the most recent maps show the center of the storm tracking toward New Jersey, forecasters are hesitant to pinpoint a specific area for landfall. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said forecasters are still looking for the storm to come ashore somewhere between the Delmarva coastline and Rhode …
State and Federal officials say the slow moving "Frankenstorm" storm will cause problems over large part of Pennsylvania through Halloween.
State and federal officials Saturday night warned Pennsylvania residents to prepare for widespread flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which is expected to come ashore somewhere along the East Coast late Sunday into early Monday, is anticipated to affect 50-60 million people along the East Coast. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York, Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett declared the emergency Saturday night after forecasters predicted the storm will put Pennsylvania in the flood zone. Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter declared a state of emergency for Philadelphia starting at 5 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Flooding, for now, is the main focus of forecasters …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Don't wait. Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships ask residents to prepare NOW by taking steps at home and doing one critical thing to help reduce the potential for flooding.
- Bob Byrne
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships are asking residents to prepare NOW for the possibility of Hurricane Sandy or its remnants to sock the region with heavy winds and soaking rains. In addition to preparing your own property by bringing in any outdoor items that could be blown around, the number one request for community assistance at this point (early Satursday afternoon) is to help clear storm drains. Falling leaves, which have increased dramatically in the past few days, present one of the biggest threats to draining storm waters from streets. When contacted by TE Patch on Friday afternoon Easttown Township Manager Mike Brown echoed the requests being made this weekend by Tredyffrin and Chester County officials. If you live on a street …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tredyffrin Supervisors hear three hours of public comments before taking a 4-3 vote on the Trout Creek Overlay District.
A controversial proposal to clear the way for a new deveopment in a flood-prone section of Tredyffrin Township came to the very last vote Monday night at the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Hundreds of area residents poured into Keene Hall and the lobby outside as the controversial Trout Creek Stormwater Overlay District ordinance came up for a seventh and final public hearing and vote. In the end, the measure passed 4-3 as Supervisor Kristen Kirk Mayock cast the final and deciding vote to approve the new ordinance in a room full packed to overflowing with citizens who opposed the measure in the form as approved. This was no simple matter, as more than two two years of community discussions and page after page of …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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- Bob Byrne
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A major storm system packing a windswept punch and dumping big deluges of rain raced through the region Tuesday night, downing trees in Chester County and taxing storm sewer systems. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and a flood advisory for the late afternoon and early evening. How did your neighborhood fare in the downpours and high winds?
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Do you think drivers who ignore flood roadblocks and need to be rescued should be fined?
Major storms inevitably bring stories of drivers who ignore flood roadblocks and end up needing rescue by emergency crews. Now, Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would levy fines on drivers who disregard the familiar warning to "turn around, don't drown." The bill would impose: What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
No action was taken and none was expected but a lot was said about problems along Trout Creek
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tredyffrin Township wants to help homeowners help the township manage flooding.
Every time there's a major rainfall, there are major worries about flooding in the streets, yards and low lying areas that surround Trout Creek. Residents in the Glenhardie area of Tredyffrin saw major water problems last year as the remnants of Hurricane Irene soaked the region, but it doesn't take a hurricane to cause big headaches. A posting about the issue on Tredyffrin Township's website sums up the problem this way: For a number of years, Tredyffrin Township has been working on solutions to the flooding problems in the Glenhardie area. The challenge is that a number of large properties are needed for basins or other stormwater management facilities that would hold back runoff during heavy rain, thereby reducing the volume of water in…