Monday, October 29, 2012
Mayor Guest signed a disaster emergency declaration this morning.
According to a press release from the Royersford Borough Office of Emergency Management, Mayor John Guest has declared a Disaster Emergency for the Borough of Royersford. Trash pickup on the north side of the borough has been rescheduled to Thursday instead of Tuesday. The Borough Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:15pm. Emergency Management is continuing to monitor the situation with the Schuylkill River and on 1st Avenue. Borough officials are encouraging residents along 1st Avenue to voluntarily evacuate. All emergency routes are also active.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
We’ve got the community covered … with your help.
Hurricane Sandy is scheduled for landfall very early Monday morning, with the brunt of the bad weather scheduled to hit the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City area through Monday and Tuesday. The following is a list of ways how you can use and help Patch to paint a local picture of the event. 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town and village announcements, damages, power outages and floods, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Refresh the homepage often, we move fast. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to an article? Jump in and make a comment. We’ll follow up and likely add it to the article. These storm stories will continue to evolve as we speak to more officials and locals. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The borough recently began using a service that allows residents to subscribe for text and email alerts.
In today's technology-oriented world, getting information out faster and to devices that people carry with them is becoming a preferred way to communicate emergency information. Royersford Borough's Office of Emergency Management, managed by Officer Tom Godin, started using a service called Nixle a few months ago to send out text and e-mail alerts. Nixle is completely free for subscribers. It also costs the borough nothing to use it, although Godin says they may explore some paid upgrade options in next year's budget if necessary. All types of alerts can be sent via Nixle. Godin has used Nixle recently to send out a road closure advisory for the Royersford Halloween parade and a pre-Hurricane Sandy warning notice. "We wanted to get the …