Advocates of riparian buffers - trees and other plantings near stream and creek beds - say they could help reduce flooding impacts like those created last week by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ida.
Montgomery County residents whose properties were damaged by Ida, and who hope to receive help beyond insurance coverage, need to make county and local governments aware of their problems.
Montgomery County plans to provide its residents with access to local, county, and state non-profits, agencies, and officials who may be able to provide assistance in recovering from Tropical Storm Ida
The deaths of four Montgomery County residents, two of whom lived in local municipalities, are being investigated as potentially linked to Tropical Storm Ida.
Drivers headed to or from Lower Frederick, accustomed to using the bridges at Salford Station or Hendricks Station roads to cross the Perkiomen Creek, may want to think twice. They could be unusable for awhile.
If you ever needed proof of the brute power of rushing water, or evidence to validate the saying "Turn Around, Don't Drown!", see Thursday's debris at the North Sunnybrook Road bridge in Lower Pottsgrove.
Storm-engorged flood waters in Swamp Creek overwhelmed and significantly damaged the bridge at Spring Mount Road and Gravel Pike in Lower Frederick. Crews had begun repair work Thursday.
Two Aqua Pennsylvania water treatment plants in Phoenixville were damaged by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The company said Thursday it's working on repairs, but asked area customers to discontinue "non-essential" water use.