Sunday, November 25, 2012
If you're in the market for a used car, make sure it's not one of the thousands of vehicles damaged during Superstorm Sandy .
The National Insurance Crime Bureau and Amica Insurance warn against inadvertantly purchasing vehicles that were declared total losses as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Amica Insurance released a press release last week, offering tips to help consumers identify and avoid water-damaged cars, which were declared a loss by insurance, then potentially fraudulently resold to new buyers. "Salvage operators and dealers may try to conceal the fact that a car has been damaged," said Shannon O'Brien, an Amica Insurance assistant vice president, "leaving potential buyers as potential victims of a bad deal." The NCIB offers VINCheck, a free consumer protection service to help potential car buyers identify cars which may have sustained flood or other …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Know what to do in the aftermath of the epic storm.
The historic Hurricane Sandy has blown through the northeast U.S., with flooding rains and devastating winds, leaving a wide swath of destruction in her wake. In the days following the epic storm, we're assessing the damage and beginning clean-up efforts. If you live in one of the harder-hit areas, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not know where to start. And you may need some guidance on picking up the pieces safely. First and foremost, in your haste to return to life as "normal," don't forget to be cautious and careful. If you were forced to evacuate and return to find your home damaged, don't go inside before determining that the structure is safe and sound. You should also have the property checked by a professional, to look for gas …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Federal officials say the slow moving storm will cause problems over large part of the east coast through the middle of the week.
Federal officials warn residents to prepare for heavy winds, inland and coastal flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which is expected to come ashore somewhere along the east coast late Sunday into early Monday, is anticipated to affect 50-60 million people along the east coast, from the Carolinas to New England and extending west into West Virgina and the Ohio Valley. Flooding, for now, is the main focus of forecasters and federal disaster response agencies, according to Louis Uccellini, director the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center For Environmental Prediction. Uccellini said the "extent of heavy rainfall has a danger of flooding for Pennsylvania and Maryland and into northern Virginia. "Given…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday night, Royersford Borough Council held the first of the two monthly meetings, focusing on a Public Zoning Hearing for the 900 block of Main Street.
The Royersford Borough Council met at Borough Hall on Tuesday night. The council discussed the effects of recent tropical storms on residents and businesses, as well as held a public zoning hearing for the 900 block of Main Street. Mayor David Urner attended the recent First Annual Royersford Community Day and expressed how amazing of a turnout the event saw with 2,500-3,000 people. He said he hopes this can become an annual event for the community. Borough Manager, Michael Leonard discussed the bids for council approval of asbestos in Borough Hall. He also read a letter from Royersford Veterinary Hospital inviting everyone in the community to an open house on Oct. 22. Royersford Public Works reported using 1,600 gallons of water to water…
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania provides safety tips.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
From the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania: The threat Hurricane Irene is posing for this weekend provides a very important reminder that we all need to be prepared for emergencies. A hurricane can cause floods, which are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Stay safe: • Listen to area radio and television stations and a NOAA Weather Radio for possible flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service. • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s …