Flood damage continues to hurt Delaware County residents

- Governor Wolf has signed a disaster declaration after touring and seeing the flood aftermath in Delaware County.

It is no surprise with the water, mud and debris that has shut down some businesses and flooded many basements of Delaware County homes.

Jose Mora, owner of Best Quality Tire and Auto Shop says his business has been closed for three days. Mora says there was about two feet of water that accumulated in his shop.

Upper Darby resident Bernice Lee is still drying out after water rose more than five feet in and around her home near Marshall and Copley roads.

Nothing could save her car nearly covered in muddy flood water or piles of clothes furniture and appliances. She said all of it is ruined and destroyed.

Right next to Lee’s home is The Autozone which also remains closed.

After rushing water trapped workers inside until crews broke out a window and helped them to safety leaving the shop wet and muddy.

Governor Wolf has set up a public hotline to assist the flood victims with cleanup and other needs.

“We’re working with volunteer organizations that have offered to help residents in these communities,” said Governor Wolf. “I know that some of these survivors have been hit multiple times in the last few weeks, and the willingness of these volunteers to do this hard work is greatly appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to request help should call 272-200-3211 for assistance. The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including weekends through August 31. Volunteers will provide physical labor, such as mucking out basements, removing damaged flooring and drywall, and removing debris.

You can also go to the PA VOAD website for assistance by clicking HERE.

 

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