Record-height Ida flood waters so damaged Schwenksville Borough Hall that it may be closed for months. Its staff is working remotely in the interim. As of Thursday, the best way to reach it was by e-mail.
Montgomery, Chester, and four other counties are included in a major disaster declaration issued Friday by President Joe Biden. It makes grants, loans and other Ida-related recovery help available.
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.
Philadelphia-based regional emergency management staffers are scheduled Tuesday to help gather specifics on how hard Tropical Storm Ida hit Montgomery and Chester counties. What they learn could lead to federal financial help, but that's not guaranteed
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.