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Route 209 to Open Nov. 21st

Pocono Record Writer
November 20, 2012

Route 209 through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area opens Wednesday, 13 months after Hurricane Irene damaged the road at mile marker 15.3, about two miles north of Route 739.

There, the pavement separated and dropped about 6 inches, and large voids developed under the pavement, threatening to create a sinkhole on the road.

The closure caused a long, unpopular detour up Route 739 onto Route 2001/Milford Road through Delaware and Dingman townships.

York-based contractor G.A. & F.C Wagman, had been working around the clock to complete the $4.3 million project in October. But worked stopped and equipment was secured in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy just as the job was wrapping up.

Sandy blew trees and power lines onto the work site and onto equipment, park spokeswoman Kathleen Sandt said. It delayed the opening of the main connection between Milford and Marshalls Creek.

The wires had to be removed but the construction site was a lower priority than private homes without power, so there was a wait for removal Sandt said.

Dingman-Delaware Insurance Volunteers

Dingman-Delaware Insurance Agency
 
Philly Viscardo, Rebecca Kochovos, and Pam Riddlehoover of Dingman-Delaware Insurance Agency are volunteering to assist Delaware Township residents in filing insurance claims and claims with FEMA free of charge and regardless of your insurance carrier.

If you have sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, please stop by for assistance.


Where:  Delaware Twp.  Municipal Building
When:  Monday, 11/5/12 & Wednesday, 11/7/12
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Contact #:  570-828-6406 (leave a message)

 

Delaware Twp EOC Closing

November 2, 2012

TO ALL CONCERNED PARTIES-

AFTER CAREFUL REVIEW OF EXISTING CONDITIONS AND PROGRESS OF THE RECOVERY PHASE IN THE TOWNSHIP, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR HAVE DECIDED THAT EFFECTIVE AT 1800 HOURS(6PM) TODAY, NOV.2- THE TOWNSHIP WILL SECURE THE OPERATION OF ITS EMERGENCY CONTROL CENTER.

EXTERNAL RECOVERY EFFORTS(POWER RESTORATION, DEBRIS MANAGEMENT,ETC) WILL STILL BE CONTINUED BY OUTSIDE AGENCIES AND REGULAR TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES UNTIL ALL SERVICES AND AREAS ARE BACK TO NORMAL.

EMERGENCIES SUPPLIES WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE TO TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS UNTIL THE CLOSING TIME INDICATED ABOVE.

ANY ACTUAL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO 9-1-1.

ANY AND ALL OTHER CONCERNS CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE TOWNSHIP DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BEGINNING MONDAY NOVEMBER 5,2012.

AS NECESSARY, THE BOARD WILL CONVEY PERTINENT ANNOUNCEMENTS OR UPDATES TO THE COMMUNITY THRU THE CHANNELS USED THROUGHOUT THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE.

WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION IN MEETING THE CHALLENGES POSED BY THIS EVENT.

Yard Hydrant Available for Potable Drinking Water

October 29, 2012

Milford Water Authority has advised that in the event of long term power outages, residents will have access to a yard hydrant for potable drinking water located to the left of the Milford Shell Station.  Residents are to bring their own jugs/containers to fill with water.

Greatest Threat Will be High Winds

October 28, 2012
Delaware Township's Emergency Management Agency has issued the following information regarding hurricane Sandy:

Based on the 9 am conference call with the NWS – it appears that although we will probably see a fair amount of rain, the greatest threat to our area will be high winds. Currently the models are predicting that there is up to a 70 percent chance to have sustained winds in excess of 39 MPH for quite an extended period, beginning Monday afternoon as the storm comes ashore and lasting until sometime Tuesday morning. There could also be gust well over 50 to 60 MPH. The current path has the storm coming ashore in southern NJ and going straight into southeast Pennsylvania and eventually turning north toward the middle of the commonwealth.

It appears that the heaviest rains may stay south and west of our area. But as was also mentioned, it is too early to tell exactly where the heaviest rains will fall as we are still over 24 hours away from landfall and tropical storms are known to be unpredictable and not follow what the weather folks predict. We have experienced that several times in the past. The Poconos and the Catskill were two areas that were mentioned frequently as perhaps seeing the highest winds and having the most uncertainty in the amount of rainfall. 

From past experience, many of the heaviest amounts of rain have fallen east of the storm as the moisture is pulled in and dumped on the mountain slopes. Could that happen again – who knows. They do expect flash flooding as some of the heavier rainbands move through, but there is no way of knowing where those bands will strike.

Recommendations – continue to prepare for the worst and expect damaging winds and long duration power outages. I would suggest that if you didn’t like Irene in 2011, you will definitely not like Sandy in 2012.

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January 16, 2015

The News Eagle

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NOTICE

 

 The Delaware Township Board of Auditors will hold regularly scheduled meetings on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. beginning February 21, 2015. These meetings will be held at the Delaware Township Municipal Building(s), located at 116 Wilson Hill Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.

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  Thank you.

  Krista Predmore
Township Administrator/Assistant Treasurer

Thomas Farley, Esq.

Township Solicitor

 

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