Just over a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee ravaged Hatboro with flooding and property damage, emergency management personnel are keeping a watchful eye just in case Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc.
Hatboro Assistant Borough Secretary Diane Hegele told Patch that public works employees were busily cleaning out storm drains of property owners in flood-prone areas Friday. That work would likely continue over the week, she said.
The borough's emergency management team - headed by Borough Manager and Public Works Director Fred Zollers - would be meeting over the weekend, Hegele said. Based on what Montgomery County recommends at that time, an emergency center could be opened.
As always, the borough is asking anyone who lives in low-lying areas to prepare for flooding conditions and, in some cases, to consider leaving the home before the storm hits.
"If you leave your home bec of flooding it’s good to let somebody know where you are in case we need to contact you," Hegele said.
Borough residents should stay tuned to Comcast channel 22 or Verizon channel 21 for updates, or check Hatboro's Web site for the latest.
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