Thursday, December 27, 2012
Officials in Bristol Borough and along the Neshaminy Creek are warning of flooding on Thursday and Friday following a massive weather system.
Officials in the lower portion of the county are warning residents who live along the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek that flooding is a threat in the coming days. Bristol Borough emergency management officials said the "Mill Street Parking Lot is likely to flood the next few days on high tide." They also asked residents along Radcliffe Street to secure "floatable" items and to remove electronic and valuables from lower levels. Bucks County emergency planners cautioned residents who live near the banks of the Neshaminy Creek Bristol, Bensalem, Langhorne, Lower Southampton, Middletown and Northampton to "monitor the creek and take protective actions if necessary." Rain and high winds are expected to remain in the region until Thursday …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
While Friday was not the end of the world as we know it, it may have looked like that in Bristol Borough.
Residents and business owners in Bristol Borough awoke to a flooded Mill Street Parking Lot Friday morning. The unexpected flooding partially-submerged several vehicles and pushed debris from the Delaware River throughout the parking lot. Residents tell Patch the Harbor Lights Apartments of Radcliffe Street suffered some flooding. The apartment complex is often a victim when the river swells. The flooding was not expected after Thursday's rain, Emergency Management Coordinator Merle Winslow told PhillyBurbs.com. We want to see your photos/videos of the flooding. Add them by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button above this article.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused widespread power outages, downed trees and damage in Bucks County. Watch the scene from Bristol Borough and Levittown.
Powerful winds and rain knocked down trees, branches and power lines throughout Bucks County causing widespread damage and power outages. Click here to see Patch's full Hurricane Sandy coverage.
Patch talked to neighbors and snapped photos of the damage.
Bristol Borough Residents in the borough awoke to no power and more than a dozen fallen trees, borough manager James Dillon said. Public works crews were seen removing fallen branches at 9:30 a.m. A tree fell against St. Ann Catholic Church Convent on Jefferson Avenue during the storm Monday night. Officials were not sure the extent of the damage to the convent. Bristol Township Residents in the Oaktree section of the township were lucky to make it through Hurricane Sandy unharmed. Several trees fell on homes and cars during the height of the storm overnight. “We were just luck that oak didn’t crash through the house and kill somebody,” said one woman, whose home was struck by a tree. Residents and Bristol Township road crews worked with …
Monday, October 29, 2012
PECO has backup personnel ready to address outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, but it could take several days to get all the power back on.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Hundreds of PECO staff are ready for Hurricane Sandy to pummel the region, causing what is expected to be widespread power outages. But the utilty is warning customers that power restorations stemming from a "direct hit," could warrant a "multi-day restoration." The company said it is prepared to bring in additional crews from its sister utility, ComEd, in Chicago and from as far away as Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi to support storm restoration efforts. Customers also should prepare for possible storm damage: If an outage occurs: Take safety seriously
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 …