Thursday, November 8, 2012
The amount of power outages during Hurricane Sandy were discussed at Marple Township Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 7.
BROOMALL–A Marple resident on the 2900 block of Dogwood Lane addressed the Marple Township Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night's meeting in regards to the number of days the power had been out on her entire block. According to the homeowner, the power was out for five days during Sandy but about 16 homes on the 2900 block of Dogwood Lane has seen spurts of power outages at five-days at a time as well as random, miscellaneous one- or two-day power outages. "I'm one of three families with small children and the other half of the block is actually retired and several eldery people on my block," said the homeowner. The homeowner came before the board to seek help in addressing the problem to PECO. According to the homeowner, PECO had sent…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Russell Elementary School and a couple of local parents from St. Pius X are starting their own collection drives for Hurricane Sandy victims.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jennifer Kim
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
BROOMALL–In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Russell Elementary School is pulling together to help those in need. Russell has partnered up with Island Heights Volunteer Fire Co. 1, who are in desperate need of the following items: St. Pius X School parents Helen Molloy and Patrizia Rizzi–who also has children at Loomis Elementary School–are also spearheading a local collection drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Their main goal is to help the children of those victims by donating care packages that will include basic necessities. According to their private Facebook group "Care Packages for Jersey": "I am going to put this out there and hopefully will get a big response. I am sure many of us know someone at the shore that has lost many …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
A network of animal rescue organizations, including one in Delaware County, team up to help save pets during Hurricane Sandy.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, November 5, 2012
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team via The Chester County Emergency Services Dept. As Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the Delaware Valley and east coast, the State Animal Response Teams (CARTs) located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties prepared to assist local residents and their pets. The County Animal Response Teams (CARTs) mobilized equipment and called on their experienced volunteers to set-up temporary animal shelters for residents who needed to evacuate their homes. Working with the American Red Cross the CARTs set up temporary animal shelters in close proximity to the human shelters. This allows for residents to care for their pets…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Newtown Township Police Department received 135 emergency calls during Hurricane Sandy.
BROOMALL–From the arrival to the end of Sandy's rampage in Newtown Township, the Newtown Township Police Department received a total of 135 emergency calls for service during the storm. The 135 calls were made between 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The following is a list of some of the larger number of calls that were received by Newtown police: According to Newtown police Lt. Chris Lunn, no major incidents occurred during Hurricane Sandy. Read how many emergency calls were received by Marple police here.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Find out what's been going on around the region this week that you might have missed.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Marple Township Police Department received 160 emergency calls during Hurricane Sandy.
BROOMALL–From the arrival to the end of Sandy's rampage in Marple Township, the Marple Township Police Department received a total of 160 emergency calls for service during the storm. The 160 calls were made between 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The following is a list of some of the larger number of calls that were received by Marple police: "The biggest number of calls we received was for wires or trees that were down or blocked roadways," said Marple Police Chief Tom Murray. In addition, Murray said only one motor vehicle accident occurred during this time but was not storm-related. Also, no crime was reported during Hurricane Sandy. In the height of the storm, said Murray, approximately 8,900 homes were …
Are you still without power post Hurricane Sandy?
Marple Newtown Patch readers chimed in and shared their frustrations of the power outages after Hurricane Sandy by tweeting us, adding Facebook comments, and commenting on our site. To those that shared with us, we've added your streets into the map above. Take a look and see what other neighborhoods in the Marple Newtown area are still without power. Are you still without power? What street, neighborhood, and town do you live in? Tell us in the comments. More than 850,000 PECO customers lost power due to Hurricane Sandy. According to PECO, that's one out of every two customers who lost power. As of 10 p.m. Friday, according to PECO, crews have safely restored service to more than 770,000 of their customers who had lost power. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
PECO continues to restore power throughout area. Here are the latest outage numbers for Marple and Newtown townships.
Hurricane Sandy caused wide-spread damage along the East Coast and locally, causing power interruptions to more than 850,000 customers, or roughly 1 out of every 2 PECO customers—making Sandy the most damaging storm in company history, according to PECO's website. PECO workers–with a crew of about 3,500 out on the scene–had restored service to more than 625,000 customers by Thursday morning. As of Thursday morning, 225,000 PECO customers were still without service. In Delaware County, 9,000 customers were still without power, as of 4 a.m. Thursday. Here are the latest outage numbers for Marple and Newtown Townships as of 4 a.m. Thursday. Marple Township: 51-500 Newtown Township: 501-1,500 Check here for PECO's most up-to-date outage …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sandy is mostly gone. What do residents and officials need to fix now?
The dangerous strong winds and deluges of ex-Hurricane Sandy—the massive, possibly once-in-a-mid-Atlantic-lifetime confluence of tropical storm and nor'easter—moved out of the Philadelphia area on Tuesday. Ill effects varied in severity throughout the region, though nowhere in the city or Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties did they approach the destruction and chaos seen at the Jersey Shore, where Sandy had alighted from the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant tangible effects of the storm were widespread power outages, road blockages from debris and floods, and closures to schools, businesses and government agencies. Some milder rain and wind may linger late into the week, too. As of early Wednesday morning, Montgomery and …