Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The area has seemingly recovered from last year's hurricane. Share your Hurricane Irene tales.
Looking at the boathouse Monday at Tyler State Park you wouldn't believe that just one year prior, the same area was submerged by rushing flood water from Hurricane Irene. In the year since the hurricane made landfall along the southeastern New Jersey coast, the park has returned to normal and much of the area damage caused by the storm has disappeared. Not only did Irene cause flooding, but she caused trees and their limbs to snap across the area. In the hours following the storm, downed branches and flooded roadways were a common sight. Sounds of chainsaws and emergency vehicle sirens cut through the slight breeze and overcast skies that followed Irene. Properties along the banks of the Neshaminy Creek, including Spring Garden Mill and…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Area farmers have lost pumpkins due to excessive rain, fungus.
Pumpkin picking, corn mazes and hayrides are to farmers what the 5 a.m. Black Friday holiday shopping deals are to retailers: A much-needed boost to their bottom line. So, it’s no wonder that some area farms are struggling following near-constant rain in September, resulting in the great pumpkin being less so. Instead of row after brightly colored row of pumpkins ready for the picking, farmers are facing lower-than-usual crop yields and ruined pumpkins. The estimated 30 inches of rain in August and September caused “a lot of loss” for Kohler Farms in Horsham, according to owner Pat Kohler. “Moisture is the enemy,” Kohler said. “The plants rot and they’re susceptible to fungus.” The brunt of the impact came during Hurricane Irene and the …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Previously, local flood victims were only eligible if their damage was sustained during the Hurricane Irene event.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The federal government has granted the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s (PEMA) request to add seven more counties, including Bucks and Montgomery, to the Presidential declaration that was granted for Tropical Storm Lee for Individual Assistance. According to a PEMA release, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Northampton and Philadelphia counties were also added to a list of 19 Pennsylvania counties approved for individual assistance earlier this month. Residents of these counties are approved to apply for individual assistance for damages suffered in storms and flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. Previously, local flood victims were only eligible if their damage was sustained during the Hurricane Irene event. Individual assistance provides …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
It may take another week or two of clean up and repair from extensive flood damage to the Langhorne Players’ Spring Garden Mill Theater at Tyler State Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mark Keefer
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Irene left the Spring Garden Mill theater with show-stopping damage after they lost power and lights during last Saturday's production of "Rabbit Hole." It was heart-breaking for the members of this all-volunteer theater company to see their beloved theater soaked and muddy from the over-flowing waters of the Neshaminy Creek, members said. The theater’s handicap access ramp was washed away from the building, tons of stone will need to be brought in to repair the washed out parking lot. Inside the theater, six inches of water left the floors, walls, props and materials water-logged and muddied. This is not the first time the Langhorne Players have had to clean up from flood damage; the last time was in 1999 when the same creek brought …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Many Warwick residents did not receive notifications about the police activity and roadblocks during Sunday's search for an armed murder suspect.
It was the morning following the tumultuous, blustering night of Hurricane Irene. Roads had flooded, homes had lost power, and in Warwick Township, Bucks County SWAT teams had deployed to search for an armed, suspected killer. For many residents, that last fact didn't come to light until the manhunt was well underway. When Warwick police officers discovered the truck belonging to Leonard John Egland in the parking lot of Giovanni's Pizza around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, they began searching the immediate area. At that point, Egland was suspected of killing three people in Chesterfield, Va., one person in Buckingham and injuring a Doylestown and a Dublin police officer. As the officers approached a Dumpster behind the Lukoil gas station on …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The upcoming "Rabbit Hole" shows have been postponed due to hurricane wreckage.
Hurricane Irene left rivers swollen, roads unpassable and families in the dark. The Spring Mill Garden, home to the Langhorne Players, is one more place to add to the list of injuries. The Mill, whose structure dates back to 1819 according to the Langhorne Players website, took a hard hit last weekend. Most of its handicap ramped washed away to the woods and a thick mud covers most of the interior flooring. The water line from 1999's Hurricane Floyd is still visible inside the theater, next to its recent additions from Irene. “I can’t believe I’m reliving this nightmare again," said Robert A. Norman, director of "Rabbit Hole" and steward of the Mill. "In 1999 Hurricane Floyd left two feet of water and mud in the Spring Garden Mill, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The four remaining Council Rock schools without power yesterday will be ready for students tomorrow.
This morning power was restored to the four remaining Council Rock schools without electricity, Hillcrest, Rolling Hills, Sol Feinstone, and Wrightstown Elementary Schools. School was canceled for the entire Council Rock district on Monday due to widespread power outages and flooding across area roadways. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth, as well as seventh and ninth grades reported to school today, except for those at the four elementary schools without power. All students should report to school tomorrow. "We will continue to experience some delays in bussing based on continued issues with road closures and some lingering flood," Superintendant Mark Klein wrote in a statement. "Please be patient at bus stops – particularly …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Patch spoke with Bucks County residents and officials in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Patch spoke with Bucks County residents and officials in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Waterways in the area flooded, power outages were reported, and in one case, a woman and her husband narrowly escaped a falling tree that took out a power line in Langhorne.
Hurricane Irene left lots of downed branches and trees plus flooding and lots of water.
The storm is over but now the clean up begins. As a result of Hurricane Irene, there are downed trees in the roadways and branches strewn all over the place. But branches and trees are just the half of it. The Neshaminy Creek flooded, with waters going over roads and blocking access for vehicles. Newtown officials announced road closures as a result of the storm and said the roads wouldn't be reopened until likely Monday. Buck Road is closed due to flooding at the Neshaminy Creek Bridge, Newtown Richboro Road is closed due to flooding at the Neshaminy Creek Bridge and Linton Hill Road is closed between Wrights Road and Stoopville Road due to a downed tree. Durham Road is closed at Stoopville. Tyler Park is closed due to flooding of the …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Downgraded to a tropical storm for some areas, the massive system left its mark.
Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Irene depending on where you live, created a mess as she traveled up the East Coast. From the Carolinas and through Pennsylvania, Irene packed quite a punch. Find more great coverage of Irene and its aftermath from Patch and the rest of the Huffington Post Media Group. Do you have photos to share? Upload them here!