With the Bristol area being hit so hard by Monday’s storm, a state official said they expect Wolf’s visit to be storm recovery related and he will be touring areas to see the wreckage for himself.
With condemned homes, flooded streets, damaged businesses and the lower end of the county just getting back into to gear after the pandemic shutdown, the “historic 100 year storm” caused chaos and destruction thorough out Bristol Borough, Bristol Township and Bensalem.
Since Monday we have helped 200 people affected by flooding in Bucks County and Northeast Philly. We’re providing temporary lodging to those who need it, along with relief supplies, emotional support and recovery assistance to everyone affected. The resource center at the Cornwells Fire Company- Station 16 will be open again on Thursday from 12 noon to 3pm said the American Red Cross.
Teams from Bucks County Emergency Management, together with officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, spent much of Tuesday surveying areas of Bristol Township, Bristol Borough and Bensalem Township where numerous residences were evacuated and others condemned.
State Reps Tina Davis and John Galloway with he Bucks County Commissioners toured devastated areas on Tuesday with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and Bucks County Emergency Management Agency officials
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, Mayor Joe DiGirolamo, Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo, Public Safety Director Fred Harran, and state Rep K.C Tomlinson were out assessing damages Tuesday morning.
PEMA performed assessments to submit for possible State and local funding,
Each of the three municipalities invoked disaster declarations due to the flash flood emergency.
Jennifer Bochenek has a weather station in her backyard (400 block Washington Street), said rain amounts for Monday.
Bochenek serves as a weather spotter for the National Weather Service said “We got 8.69 inches of rain between 1:40 p to 7:00 peaking twice at a rate above 4 inches per hour according to the data she collected.
People needing access to human services due to the storm can dial 2-1-1, or Bucks County Human Services Connect Hub 215-348-6201, or reach them via email at TheHub@buckscounty.org
For residents and businesses seeking to report damages from flooding can call their respective municipal offices at the numbers listed below.
- Bensalem Township – 215-633-3741
- Bristol Borough – 215-788-3828, ext. 12
- Bristol Township – 267-812-2938
Governor Wolf’s office did not return requests for comment as of Thursday morning