POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown resident Karen Van DeGrift, who once looked upon the Schuylkill River flowing near her home as relaxing and charming, on Thursday (Sept. 8, 2011) no longer liked what she sees.
The rain-swollen river inched closer and closer to Van DeGrift’s home, threatening to trap her family on River Road following the soggy weather of earlier this week, Allentown television station WFMZ-TV reported. She wasn’t alone in feeling flooding tension in the borough; Pottstown officials closed a half-dozen roads, and a Red Cross shelter was set up at Pottstown High School, it noted.
- Read a story and watch related video by reporter Dwayne Parker, titled “Pottstown bracing for more flooding” and published Thursday by WFMZ-TV, here.
Additional news on Pottstown’s flooding:
- The National Flood Insurance Program provides tips to stay safe during a flood and lists steps on how to file a flood insurance claim, according to The Pottstown Patch online news service, here.
- With Video. The Red Cross shelter at Pottstown High School expects to be open until Saturday (Sept. 10) if necessary, to assist local families affected by the weather, according to The (Pottstown PA) Mercury.
- North Coventry (PA) Township reported on its Facebook page that the Hanover Street bridge between it and Pottstown was closed Thursday night shortly before 9:30 for flooding, The Mercury also reports.
- With Video. Are you personally prepared for a flood? Here’s what you might put in a portable emrgency kit, the Red Cross told the West Chester Daily Local News.
Photo from WFMZ-TV