Levittown Patch is continuing to update this post with the latest information on Hurricane Sandy's impact on the area.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Area communities are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy to hit the region.
Officials around Lower Bucks County are bracing for the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy, asking residents to be aware of the weather conditions and be prepared in case of power outages. Crews in Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Falls Township and Tullytown Borough, which are along the Delaware River, spent much of Friday readying for the storm. Area emergency management coordinators are asking residents be alert for downed power lines. They also said never to enter or drive through moving or standing water. The large amount of rainfall and prolonged winds are a major concern with the storm system. Officials in Bristol Township, Middletown and Tullytown said public works crews took to the streets Friday to clear storm drains and …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The cermonial signing of Rep. Frank Farry's House Bill which provides insurance protection for those with cancer was postponed in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Gov. Tom Corbett's visit to a Langhorne-Middletown Firehouse was canceled after news of Hurricane Irene's visit. Corbett was scheduled to attend ceremonial signing of House Bill 747, sponsored by Rep Frank Farry at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company North Station on Monday. "As a firefighter for more than 20 years, I whole-heartedly share the governor’s concern and commitment to public safety," Farry said on his website. "This is predicted to be the worst storm to hit our area in recent memory. The governor is right to focus his attention... and to be prepared to respond accordingly." Farry's Bill which provides increased protection for Pennsylvania firefighters with cancer passed the House and Senate almost unanimously. To be eligible …
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.
Several officials gathered for a press conference by Kelly Drive in East Falls Sunday evening.
The sun was shining brightly as a signifier that Hurricane Irene was over as Mayor Michael Nutter (D), Gov. Tom Corbett (R) and a handful of other local officials gathered for a press conference in East Falls Sunday evening. If it wasn’t for the Schuylkill River still overflowing above Kelly Drive, you might not have known the storm took place at all. Nutter was thanking police, PECO employees and clean-up crews for the hours of work they had put in during and after the hurricane. “PECO really has been kicking it out, with about 4,000 people on the ground. They brought people in days ago to get ready for this event. They’ve been turning that service back on throughout the day,” Nutter said. He added that there are still some heavy winds, …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Power was knock out and flooding were two major issues Bucks County faced following Irene.
Hurricane Irene left her mark by knocking out traffic lights around Bucks County, downing trees and flooding the streets.
Friday, August 26, 2011
We may not feel the worst of Irene's wrath, but we still need to be prepared. Here's how.
While you may not choose to put plywood on your windows, there are many other tasks that you should do before the storm hits. Since our area will start to see Irene’s impact Saturday, today would be a good day to make your preparations. Put away everything that could be tossed about by high winds. Imagine a 90-mph wind and what it might pick up and hurl toward you, your cars, your house. Items to put away might include: If you have not cleaned your gutters recently, clean them now. Also, make sure that any loose siding or roofing, any loose shutters or decking is secured. Water: Buy or bottle plenty of water for drinking. Fill your bathtubs with water for flushing toilets. Food: Have on hand food that you can eat without cooking. Power …
Hurricane Irene is proving a difficult storm to pin down, but latest models have it skirting the New Jersey coast.
As of Friday morning, some forecast models show Hurricane Irene nicking the North Carolina coast, then passing off the New Jersey coast. While this is better than a direct hit to our area, we are by no means in the clear since the track of the storm can still change dramatically and it appears that no matter which track Irene takes, our area is in for some major flooding. According to the 8 a.m. forecast from the National Weather Service, Irene will be a Category 2 hurricane when its eye moves past southern Delaware early Sunday morning with sustained winds of more than 73 mph. That forecast shows Irene shooting north off the New Jersey coast. However, the possible forecast error shows that Irene could still track well inland. The National…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
NWS: Storm May Produce Hail, Wind Gusts To 70 MPH.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Bucks County. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area, according to the NWS. Issued at 3:37 p.m., the watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday for several Pennsylvania counties including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery. The NWS said hail to one inch in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph, and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas. For the latest weather forecast specific to your area check the NWS website.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Levittown residents clean their homes while plow trucks attack the white stuff on the roadways.
Levittown residents clean their homes while plow trucks attack the white stuff on the roadways after an overnight storm dumps more than one foot of snow in the region.