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Hatboro Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters are predicting that the Carribean-born storm will not hit our area, but local emergency management personnel are preparing just in case.

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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Bill Tompkins October 26, 2012 at 08:14 PM
web site is working www.hatborogov.org
Frenck T. October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Looks like the old website
TwinkleToes October 27, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Love the spelling errors. You would think it was written mid storm or something.
TwinkleToes October 27, 2012 at 02:11 AM
*on the website - not referring to the article.
Twinkle Toes Follower October 27, 2012 at 03:29 PM
There is a typo in the article Twinkle Toes ..... but you are just using this format to show how nasty you are.....I checked the article,dont see any typos, I guess you had too much to drink at the Cafe last night. There is a serious storm coming this way and all you want to do is log on under your assumed name and take shots at people who are just trying to keep the community safe, shame on you!!!!
Twinkle Toes Follower October 27, 2012 at 03:32 PM
*** I meant too the website (like you did above I made a mistake when typing this comment because I was so mad and couldn't believe in the midst of a hurricane coming you could take cheap shots at the Borough for trying to help residents) I did not see any typos on the website.....again shame on you.
TwinkleToes October 27, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Loving your name. Very creative! Not sure where I made the mistake above. Perhaps you would be taken more seriously if you didn't speak out of both sides of your mouth. Revealing about you that you can critique others but can't handle the critique yourself. Ahh - too much to drink at the Cafe - supporting Borough businesses. You know me all too well. I will help you with the mistake on the website: This is an auotmated system, that will record your outage allowing PECO Customer Service Representatives to remain available to handle reports of dangerous situations. Don't worry, "Follower" - mistakes do happen, I just thought it was comical.
Be serious about sandy October 27, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Give it up twinkle toes the borough is trying to help the residents only on the Hatboro patch do you see all these negative comments, it is Hatboro politics at it's best. Checked other local patch pages and there are no negative comments about preparation. Don't you think it is time to move on. Shame on you for politicizing a major storm that could have a severe impact. For your info peco is advertising to use automated system to free up their employees to handle dangerous situations, how can you again blame the borough. You look so bad and so obvious. Twinkle toes follower is right.... Shame on you. Let's all worry about this storm and stop.
website October 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
"Auotmated" is misspelled. I don't think that is a big deal. But overall this website is rundown and junky. If the borough is paying someone to maintain it that person should be replaced. if an employee is doing the work they need to find another employee to do this work because the one now doesn't have an eye for detail. This whole website is a sloppy mess.

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