Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday's deadline pushed back due to Hurricane Sandy.
Congratulations, there is a silver lining. Hurricane Sandy has pushed back the clocks, at least when it comes to the state's absentee voters. According to reports on philly.com, Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline for Pennsylvania's absentee voters to get in their votes. Originally set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, the new timed deadline is now pushed back to Thursday at 5 p.m. Corbett gave voters each day back that the county offices were closed due to Hurricane Sandy. In order to file for an absentee vote, a voter must show up in person at the county's election offices. Those in Montgomery County should visit the County Courthouse in Norristown. The absentee application is available by clicking here. It will download as a pdf file, so you …
People from many communities affected by Hurricane Sandy are debating whether or not the annual tradition should be moved to this weekend.
While many communities in New Jersey have postponed Halloween due to Hurricane Sandy damage, the question is not as clear in Pennsylvania. But people from many communities affected by the storm in Philadelphia and its suburbs are debating whether or not the annual tradition should be moved to the weekend this year. Some towns will be pushing Halloween trick-or-treating to the weekend to give authorities time to clear the streets and walkways. But trick-or-treating in others will go forward Wednesday evening. What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us when you will be dressing up or handing out treats by commenting below.
This is an unusual sight. What other unusual sights did you find during Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath?
Hurricane Sandy’s wind and rain brought down trees and power lines and moved a number of things around. I found this trampoline on Irish Road in Berwyn, near Conestoga High School. The home appears to be under construction. This is not your usual storm damage. Did you see anything unusual during Hurricane Sandy or after? Upload your picture or let us know in the comments below.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The township thanks residents for preparing ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Willistown Township Police Department. The Willistown Emergency Operations Center would like to thank our residents for their preparation and assistance during Hurricane Sandy. Our Emergency Operations Center along with our police officers and Department of Public Works employees has been working around the clock during the storm to ensure the safety of our residents. We continue to work with surrounding municipalities and other agencies to clear trees and wires and provide adequate safety to our residents and the motoring public. If a road is barricaded please do not go around the barricade. The barricades are there to protect motorists from various dangers including flooding, downed …
Non-Comcast customers will be able to use the wireless provider's Wifi hotspots for free through next week.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
To help residents and emergency personnel cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Comcast is opening up its Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey to anyone who needs them–including non-Comcast customers. Comcast owns and operates thousands of WiFi hotspots in the Philadelphia region and in New Jersey that are typically only available to its customers. To use a hotspot, search for the “xfinitywifi” network name. Non-customers or those who do not have their log-in credentials can click on the “Not a Comcast subscriber?” link at the bottom of the Sign-In page. Then select the “Complimentary Trial Session” option from the drop down list. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through…
Many businesses opened late Tuesday, and some did not open at all.
Want to add your business or group's status? Email Pete.Kennedy@patch.com include the closing and expected re-opening times, or post directly into the comments. Update 12:40 p.m.: Oasis Living Cuisine—Storm damage has made opening difficult today. Be safe for now! Oasis will reopen on Wednesday. The Flying Pig Saloon—The power is on here in Malvern and we are OPEN!!!! Jimmy's BBQ—Jimmy's BBQ is opening at 2 pm Tuesday,TODAY. We have fresh Q, TV, internet, and Blues playing all day. Stop by for some fixin's The following Facebook and Twitter statuses were collected Tuesday at 12:15 p.m.: Malvern Federal Savings Bank (via email)—"Due to power issues our Malvern Financial Center will not open today. All other Financial Centers are open." …
Ten state roads are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused even major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following list of Chester County road closures is a list of state roads that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. For Delaware County closures, click here. For full Greater Philadelphia list, visit the PennDOT site. CHESTER Total Closures 10 Route 0082 (CREEK RD) between Intersection of MARSHALL BRIDGE RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP and Intersection of OLD KENNETT RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP Route 0926 (STREET RD) between Intersection of CARRIE LN in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of S CHESTER RD in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP Route 0926…
At a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said the worst of Hurricane Sandy is over, but there are 1.3 million without power and two deaths.
“You could say we dodged a bullet,” said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett at a 9 a.m. press conference. “We don’t have a shore line, so New Jersey and New York got it worse.” However, as of this morning, there are 1.3 million homes without power around Southeastern Pennsylvania after Hurricane Sandy hit land last night. "If you're one of those without power," Corbett said, "you probably don't feel like you dodged a bullet." State officials urge patience. All utility companies have brought in crews from other states to get the grid up and running. And there are nearly 700 active emergency shelters in operation now. Corbett also said two people were killed in Pennsylvania Monday — an 8-year-old boy in Susquehanna County and a 62-year-old …
Hundreds of people, dozens of pet seek shelter from the storm.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bob Byrne
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The American Red Cross worked with local and county governments to set up 14 shelters in the suburbs and the city of Philadelphia. All together the Red Cross reports 619 people and 53 pets were sheltered from the storm in five Southeastern Pennsylvania locations. DELAWARE COUNTY East Lansdowne Elementary 14 people Showalter S & D 10 people Ridley Middle School 17 people PHILADELPHIA West Philly High School 243 people, 8 pets Roxborough High School 55 people, 6 pets Samuel Fels High School 81 people, 15 pets CHESTER COUNTY Avon Grove High School 58 people Lionville Middle School 16 people 7 pets MONTGOMERY …
The NWS expected the dangerous part of the storm to pass by Tuesday night.
Perhaps the worst of ex-Hurricane Sandy was expected to come overnight into Tuesday, with slightly less treacherous conditions predicted during the day Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. As of 9 p.m., the NWS expected the Philadelphia area to get overnight winds 39 to 47 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, with up to a half inch of rain. On Tuesday, winds are forecast to be 22 to 31 mph with gusts up to 48 mph, according to the weather service. Up to another three-quarters of an inch of rain is predicted. From Tuesday night through Thursday, the forecast calls for chances of showers but no significant winds. From now until Sandy is history, Patch editors will be monitoring forecast updates and reporting weather watches …