Hurricane Florence could impact area by week’s end

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The current projected path of winds from Hurricane Florence as it is expected to make landfall Thursday. The latest computer models suggest a turn to the north that could impact the Chester County area. While there are a large number of variables, local residents should at minimum stay alert as to the path and progress of Hurricane Florence, which looks to make...

Kennett, Longwood Gardens look at flooding concern in Hamorton Homes

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Pennoni Associates engineer Michael Kissinger talks with residents of the Hamorton neighborhood near Longwood Gardens whose homes have been affected by flooding. KENNETT – The rains on the plain stay mainly in Hamorton, according to some residents of the village who spoke at the most recent meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Several...

UCFSD to raise funds for Texas school hit by floods

Henderson Middle School in Sour Lake, Texas at the height of the flooding. The building suffered so much flood damage, it will need to be replaced. EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a Chester County School District is reaching out to a sister district in the Beaumont, Texas area that saw its middle school largely destroyed by flooding in the aftermath of the storm. The Unionville-Chadds...

Heavy weather keeps township crews busy

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Public Works Director Roger Lysle discusses extensive township clean ups after recent heavy rains. KENNETT  – The recent run of wet weather has kept the yownship’s public works crews on their toes. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Public Works Director Roger Lysle discussed the impact that the heavy rainfall...

State, local officials warn of possible flooding

First, it snowed. A lot. And now a combination of warmer than normal temperatures and rain threaten to turn last week’s snowstorm into this week’s flooding headaches. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow melt and rain. Right now, widespread river flooding is not forecast. However,...

Chester County warned of possible deluge

Four days of rain predicted, heaviest on Wednesday The National Weather Service says it is becoming apparent that a severe weather system will affect Chester County beginning sometime Monday night, April 28, through Thursday, May 1. At this point, the first light round of rain, less than an inch, is expected Monday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night with two...

Schools, Pennsbury could team up to fix runoff issue

Hillendale stormwater project could cut flooding on Hickory Hill Road, clean up Craigs Mill Run Stormwater runoff issues have plagued Hillendale Elementary School since before its conversion from museum into a school, but a new plan developed by Pennsbury Township and Unionville-Chadds Ford School District could offer major improvements and enhance science programs at the school. By Mike McGann,...

Sandy: the cleanup begins

This tree came down over Doe Run in East Marlborough, on powerlines, as local residents come out to inspect the damage. Numerous roadways across Chester County were closed early Tuesday due to flooding, trees down and power wires down. Power crews scramble to restore power to more than 50,000 homes without power Hurricane Sandy let much of Chester County off easy, but downed trees, closed roads...

Bridging a lack of fiscal logic

And, a great weekend to get off the couch and to remember By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Ah, nothing says fall in the Brandywine Valley like water rushing down the street, right? At this writing, the floodwaters have largely receded, but if you listen you can just make out the sound of teeth gnashing over the sound of rustling leaves. One group, increasingly ready to grab torches and...

Water, water everywhere. Again.

Flooding closes schools, Brandywine River Museum causes traffic headaches By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Thursday's flooding of the Brandywine as seen from the Lenape Bridge on Route 52 at the Pocopson-Birmingham border. The National Weather Service expects the Brandywine to crest sometime Thursday afternoon. If it seems like a bit of a deja vu experience, it’s because only...