Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If you're car shopping, you'll want to be on the look out for vehicles that saw the worst of Hurricane Sandy.
Information provided by AAA: Thousands of vehicles were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but not all were total losses. AAA Mid-Atlantic warns potential car buyers that flood-damaged vehicles may soon be making their way to used car dealers throughout our region and across the country for resale. “If you’re looking at buying a used car, inspect it carefully for food damage. Also, you should research the car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) prior to purchase, and be sure to contact your insurance company before purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle,” advises Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Flood-damaged vehicles can be shipped anywhere for resale, and they often continue to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The Small Business Administration offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out where locally you can drop off items to go to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Find out what's been going on around the region this week that you might have missed.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sandy is mostly gone. What do residents and officials need to fix now?
The dangerous strong winds and deluges of ex-Hurricane Sandy—the massive, possibly once-in-a-mid-Atlantic-lifetime confluence of tropical storm and nor'easter—moved out of the Philadelphia area on Tuesday. Ill effects varied in severity throughout the region, though nowhere in the city or Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties did they approach the destruction and chaos seen at the Jersey Shore, where Sandy had alighted from the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant tangible effects of the storm were widespread power outages, road blockages from debris and floods, and closures to schools, businesses and government agencies. Some milder rain and wind may linger late into the week, too. As of early Wednesday morning, Montgomery and …
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
All schools will be open and start on time in the West Chester Area School District Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following is a press release from the West Chester Area School District. All schools in the West Chester Area School District will open on time Wednesday October 31. Our custodial and maintenance staff were checking on buildings Monday and Tuesday and report that our buildings held up very well. With the exception of a downed tree landing on the art room at Penn Wood Elementary School, we did not sustain any significant damage. Art classes will be relocated at Penn Wood this week while we work to repair the roof. Almost all roads are open in our district as our municipalities have done an excellent job preparing for and responding during the storm. We may have some buses running late on Wednesday morning due to wet and slippery road …