Friday, January 18, 2013
Municipalities, hospitals, school districts and some nonprofits can apply for aid.
The following information comes from Montgomery County government: The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has notified Montgomery County Department of Public Safety that Montgomery County has been added to the major disaster declaration (DR-4099) related to Hurricane Sandy, for Public Assistance. Montgomery County has exceeded its $2.65 million threshold of damage and costs associated with the late October storm. The Public Assistance Program provides federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures (overtime and contracted services), and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged public property. The PA Program, is based on a partnership between FEMA, State, and local …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner and Council President Matt West recognized borough employees for their aid and support during Hurricane Sandy's melee
When Hurricane Sandy hit in Lansdale, the definition of "teamwork" went into effect. On Wednesday night, Lansdale Borough staff were honored and recognized for their brave help during the hurricane. "What time to honor local goverment than when it is the most responsive," said Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner Wednesday night at the award ceremony. "We are seeing Lansdale's finest here." Kirchner said staff was in the command center at Fairmount Fire Co., at Lansdale Borough Hall and at Lansdale Police Department to make sure everyone was safe, that the lights stayed on and that the roads were passable throughout the night. "I got to hear all the calls that came in and work with (Fire Marshal) Jay Daveler. "Our folks were out there. …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If residents and businesses can document damage due to Hurricane Sandy, then permit fees will be waived. The township still requires necessary paperwork in order to document the damages in the zoning and planning office
Montgomery Township has approved some charity for township residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. In a 4-0-1 vote, supervisors Monday approved the waiving of permit fees associated with building permit applications for repairs associated with damage from the storm. "Any business or resident that comes in and can document to our department that damage sustained to their property was due to the storm that recently went through, this would give us the authority to waive the permit fee for the work to be completed," said zoning director Bruce Shoupe. "It doesn't waive the requirement for getting them to fill out the proper paperwork so we can document it. There's still a need for the permit and we have to go through the process …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
At Lansdale Borough Council's work session Wednesday, no department was off limits in being thanked and commended for its response before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. A special reception honoring staff is set for Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.
No department in the Borough of Lansdale was overlooked Wednesday night as councilmembers thanked and commended those who prepared before, and responded during and after, Hurricane Sandy. Chief Robert McDyre told the public safety committee Wednesday that the police department weathered the storm very well. He said eight officers were assigned to each of the three shifts. If the police had 19 officers instead of 24, it might have been worse. "We were overwhelmed with calls," McDyre said. "If we had four or six officers, it would have been terrible." Public Safety Committee Chairman Mike Sobel said the police were very busy during the storm. As with every other department, you all did a fantastic job. Thanks needs to go out to members of …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Add your own volunteer efforts in the comments, or email email@example.com. Don't forget to post to your community at www.Facebook.com/LansdalePatch
This is an ongoing and updated list of local Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts in the North Penn, Indian Valley and beyond. Email volunteerism efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Towamencin Soccer Club U9F Tornadoes and U12F Tigers are coordinating a collecting effort on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Grist Mill Park fields from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park and fields are at the corner of Forty Foot Road and Allentown Road. Collection will be delivered to Fairview Village Church in Eagleville, who will then deliver to New York and New Jersey. Here are needed items in their effort on Saturday: The Gutter Guys at Route 309 and Trewigtown Road in Colmar are collecting clothes, blankets, pots, pans, silverware, dog food and more for hurricane victims…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Know what to do in the aftermath of the epic storm.
The historic Hurricane Sandy has blown through the northeast U.S., with flooding rains and devastating winds, leaving a wide swath of destruction in her wake. In the days following the epic storm, we're assessing the damage and beginning clean-up efforts. If you live in one of the harder-hit areas, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not know where to start. And you may need some guidance on picking up the pieces safely. First and foremost, in your haste to return to life as "normal," don't forget to be cautious and careful. If you were forced to evacuate and return to find your home damaged, don't go inside before determining that the structure is safe and sound. You should also have the property checked by a professional, to look for gas …
The insurance company's mobile claim center will be stationed at the Home Depot in King of Prussia through the weekend to help homeowners wade through the claims process.
Allstate is going mobile. The insurance company has deployed mobile claims centers across the Northeast to help customers file claims for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. In our area, Allstate's mobile claim center is spending the weekend camped out at the Home Depot, 181 South Gulph Road in King of Prussia. The claim center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and customers can talk to catastrophe personnel, get answers to claim questions and file a claim against their Allstate policy. What's more, you don't have to be an Allstate customer to confer with the specialists. While they can't start a claim for another insurance carrier, Allstate representatives can advise you on your policy and help you navigate the complex …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Jim McFalls thanks the staff of two area nonprofits for their efforts during Hurricane Sandy
Friday, November 2, 2012
In light of the recent super storm, Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the hundreds of staff working for both KenCrest and Lynch Services, two large nonprofits supporting people with special needs and autism in the Delaware Valley, Delaware State, and Connecticut. In bad weather, we often hear tales of heroism. Some of the most intriguing stories of heroism are only told amongst each other, and not to the general public. Working in human services organizations, the supports we provide are around-the-clock, through bad weather, 24/7, empowering the lives of people with disabilities. Together, about 50 KenCrest and Lynch community living homes and facilities supporting people with special needs lost power. Our staff …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner assesses the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy — and what staff is doing to beautify Lansdale Borough in its aftermath
Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner estimated it could take up to two weeks to clean up all the branches and debris in its various parks. She said parks staff and director Carl Saldutti have inspected all parks and assessed damage. "There are a number of trees either snapped off or uprooted in various park locations within the park system," she said in a statement to Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch. "To date, the footpaths and parking lots have been cleared of down trees and fallen limbs." Lansdale Parks and Recreation focused its clean up on those paths used by schoolchildren. It has also targeted Railroad Plaza for quick cleanup in anticipation of First Friday Nov. 2. On Thursday, public works and parks staff cut trees into manageable …
Governor Tom Corbett advised insurance companies that deductibles, which can be up to five percent of the insured value of a home, should not be applied to any Hurricane Sandy homeowner insurance claims.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Below is a press release from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department: Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. “Insurance deductibles could have added significant costs to Pennsylvanians already struggling to clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy,” Corbett said. “Insurance companies have deployed catastrophe teams to Pennsylvania and they have been advised that hurricane deductibles should not be applied to any homeowner’s insurance claims.” Some homeowner’s insurance policies for properties in Pennsylvania have special “hurricane,” “tropical storm” or “named storm” deductibles based on a…