Monday, November 5, 2012
All three of the county's electric suppliers still were working to restore electricity to all customers.
A week after Hurricane Sandy struck, about 14,000 Bucks County electric customers still were without power. As of Monday at 5:20 p.m., 2,228, Met Ed customers in northeast Bucks and 820 PPL customers in northwest Bucks were out of power. In Central and Lower Bucks, about 11,000 PECO customers still were without power as of Monday. In PECO's territory, service for most remaining customers is expected to be restored by midnight Monday. However, the company noted that some "customers in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without electric service until next week." Met Ed made progress in Bucks County in recent days by energizing the Ferndale Substation on Sunday evening and the Ottsville Substation on Monday, according to an update …
A Council Rock High School South sophomore, Samantha Folz, coordinated donations for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A Council Rock South sophomore orchestrated a food drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy at local grocery stores on Saturday, Nov. 3. Samantha Folz, 15, planned a food drive at three area grocery stores, to collect goods to send to people in New Jersey. Folz had friends and family, and trucks from her father's business, at Superfresh, McCaffrey's and Thriftway Shop N Bag. "When people went in the store they were given a flier and then they came out and were putting stuff on the truck," John Folz told Patch. He said that his daughter's drive filled three box trucks and raised $500 to purchase bedding and toiletries. All of the donations will be sent to Ocean City, NJ's "Cleanup and Recovery Effort" project, also known as CARE. Rachel Burk, …
Northampton Township's polling places were not affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The 18 polling places throughout Northampton Township remain the same, according to the Bucks County Board of Elections website. Last week's storm postponed delivery of many voting machines since roads were impassable, so Bucks County is still trying to make sure polling places are ready for tomorrow's election. Deena Dean, Director of Bucks County Board of Elections and Registration said she isn't sure what Election Day will look like. Dean and election officials held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to determine which polling locations need to be changed and which are ready for tomorrow. Some polling locations throughout Bucks County had to be changed because of last week's storm, but no changes had to be made in Northampton Township. …
Bucks County election officials will hold an emergency meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations are working after Hurricane Sandy.
Normally, voting machines are delivered more than a week before the election, but because the roads were impassable after Hurricane Sandy, Bucks county didn’t get them until late last week. And the county doesn’t even know now which of its 215 polling places are ready for the election. "The hauler has to call every polling place and reschedule delivery," Deena Dean, Director of Bucks County Board of Elections and Registration told CNN last week. "So as the hauler reschedules deliveries, we are being notified of that." Dean said she wasn't sure what Election Day would look like. To that point, Dean and election officials are holding a meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations will be ready, and which need to be changed. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
As of Sunday at 4 p.m., between 501 to 1,500 customers in Northampton Township are without power, according to PECO's outage map.
Across the country people receive a false robo-call saying the date of the presidential election was changed due to Hurricane Sandy.
Mark Schultz was "a little dumbstruck," but not surprised when he received a robo-call at his house in Holliston, Massachusetts Saturday around noon. The call said "Hi, I'm one of your neighbors in Holliston and ... I want to urge you to vote for Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama on Wednesday, November 7." The date, said the call, had been changed because of Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully the Democratic Town Committee member knew this information was incorrect, but he posted to Facebook to make sure others knew the same. The caller ID listed it as Massachusetts 000-0000. The registered Democrat said he has heard of this happening around the country, but not in this area. "It's a new low in campaigning," he said, adding, "I don't know who it …
Hurricane Sandy, one week later, would have caused election chaos.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent HARRISBURG — More than 250 of Pennsylvania‘s roughly 9,000 polling places were still without power Friday morning, creating a challenge for election officials as Election Day approaches. Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday said he was ordering the Public Utility Commission to tell power companies that polling places should be given priority for restorations. Power companies in eastern Pennsylvania, where most of the outages remain, say they expect power to be restored by Monday at the latest. Superstorm Sandy that struck Pennsylvania and the rest of the Northeast earlier this week presented a political challenge to candidates and a practical challenge to the state officials responsible for conducting next week’s …
Utility companies predict that most or all of Bucks County will be restored to power by midnight Sunday.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Saturday, local utility companies restored power to more than 50,000 customers, but they still have more than 40,000 to go. In a press release Saturday night, PECO reported that 30,000 customers remained without power in Bucks County. PPL had 5,621 and Met-Ed stated it had 4,874 customers still in the dark. Are you one of the last 40,000? How have you been coping? In Bucks County, Bristol, Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Solebury townships and New Hope were the hardest hit. PECO expects most of the remaining customers to have service restored by Sunday midnight. “I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we continue to focus on safely restoring service across the region,” said Craig Adams, PECO President …
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, November 3, 2012
Between 1,501 and 3,500 customers in Northampton Township are without power, according to PECO's outage map.