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Bucks County Shelters Remain Open as Power Gets Restored

October 30, 2012

Bucks County Shelters Remain Open as Power Gets Restored

The Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency have been in discussions with municipalities throughout the county on the cleanup status from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

"We want to thank the residents of Bucks County, who, as requested, stayed off the roads and out of harm's way for the last few days," stated John Dougherty, Director of Emergency Management. "Because of the community's diligence, we had few injuries, and crews were able to begin clearing and restoring power, as soon as danger had passed."

PECO is estimating roughly 158,000 customers still without power; PPL has roughly 21,000 with outages. PECO crews, along with other electrical companies, have been working around the clock to restore service throughout our area. As power outages continue, it is necessary to use caution moving through intersections without working lights, and use proper safety precautions for generators and propane/kerosene space heaters.

Bucks County is still experiencing power outages in some buildings. Because the power is being continuously restored, please call the office you are looking for before arrival. The Courthouse and most Doylestown offices are open and operational.

Palisades (35 Church Hill Rd., Kitnersville) and the Bristol Township Senior Center (2501 Bath Rd., Bristol) shelters will continue to remain open. Palisades also has a tanker truck of drinking water available to anyone who needs it; please bring your own containers. Palisades is a pet friendly shelter.

"It is important for those residents without power, to stay safe, and stay warm. The shelters have food, water, and heat, and we urge those residents who need them, to use them," noted Commissioner Robert Loughery. He added "We would all like to thank the Red Cross for their dedication, and hard work during this time of our need within our county."

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