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 …
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.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The residents addressed the Board of Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 12, about flooding and molding issues in their condo buildings.
BROOMALL–Three residents of the Lawrence Park Condominiums on Lawrence Road pleaded with the Marple Township Board of Commissioners for help with ongoing flooding problems, and now mold, which one resident said has posed health problems for her child. Catherine Campanella, who rents her Lawrence Park condo unit from her parents, the unit owners, along with Cindy Hilaman and Lynn Healy, both of whom own their condo units, went before the board on Monday night during the public comment portion of the board meeting seeking aid. The women said Hurricane Irene and heavy rains last weekend resulted in flooding in some of the condo buildings’ basements and hallways. The water from the storm rose as high as four to eight feet in some of the condo …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania provides safety tips for potential flooding.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The threat Hurricane Irene is posing for this weekend provides a very important reminder that we all need to be prepared for emergencies, said the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. A hurricane can cause floods, which are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Stay safe: • Listen to area radio and television stations and a NOAA Weather Radio for possible flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service. • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s …
Monday, July 25, 2011
After weeks of intense heat and little rain, the region could see powerful downbursts, dangerous lightning and gusting winds Monday night.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for Delaware County and the most of southeastern Pennsylvania. The advisory expires at 10:15 p.m. Monday. According to the NWS, radar indicated areas of heavy rain developing at 6:20 p.m. The weather service advisory says slow moving areas are capable of producing one to two inches of rain (in short periods of time) "with locally higher amounts." The weather service says "the heavy rain will result in flooding in areas of poor drainage and along some roadways." In addition, the NWS calls for minor flooding that may occur along some streams and creeks. Earlier Monday afternoon, the weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for the possibility of "thunderstorms …