Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch employees help out in storm-ravaged communities, and you can, too
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to areas in New Jersey and Long Island that were ravaged last week by Hurricane Sandy. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Frankenstorm, Foxcatcher and more.
As we begin November, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Sewickley Patch. 1. 'Frankenstorm' Expected to Affect Pittsburgh Region 2. 'Foxcatcher' Film Shoot in Sewickley Heights to Close Blackburn Road 3. Sewickley Motorist, QV Grad Killed in Two-Car Crash 4. Look Inside: The Five Most Expensive Houses for Sale in Sewickley 5. Deputy Attorney General, Wife Arraigned in Franklin Park Child Abuse Case 6. Azul Restaurant Owner Accused of Assaulting Former Employee 7. Superstorm Sandy Has Little Effect on Sewickley 8. Registered Sex Offenders: A Map of Homes in the Sewickley Area 9. Update: Sewickley Scam Suspect a No Show in Court 10. Halloween Trick or Treat Rescheduled for Sewickley Communities
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
How did you come through the storm? Upload your photos to this article and share your stories in the comment section.
Each summer, hundreds of Sewickley-area residents vacation at the beaches of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. Some of us also have relatives and friends who live in areas more battered by the storm—including New York, Long Island, Connecticut. While the Pittsburgh area fared pretty well in the wake of Superstorm Sandy— Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald earlier Tuesday expressed relief that the region was not hit as hard as expected—others weren’t so lucky. Have you heard from your loved ones on the East Coast? What are they saying? Are your favorite vacation spots underwater? Plus, how are you doing locally? Was your home or property damaged? Are you surprised we weren’t harder hit? Share your own local storm damage photos or …
Corbett said he will reach out to governors in New York and New Jersey to offer help.
As Pennsylvania cleans up from the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Tom Corbett said 1.3 million customers are without power Tuesday morning, mostly in the southeastern part of the commonwealth. Although the storm was not as bad as it could have been for Pennsylvania, Corbett said neighboring New Jersey and New York were hit hard and he will reach out this morning to the governors of those states to offer resources such as medical personnel and shelter help. "If we have resources available, we will make it available" to those hard-hit states, Corbett said. At a 9 a.m. briefing about the storm that has been downgraded to cyclone status, Corbett noted that thousands have been mobilized to deal with the aftermath including 2,500 out-of…
The Sewickley state store normally opens at 9 a.m.
Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores are set to reopen at as scheduled on Wednesday, according to state spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman. The Sewickley store normally opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday. State stores closed early Monday at 3 p.m. ahead of Superstorm Sandy. -- Correction: Patch previously reported the stores would reopen today. Sorry to get your hopes up!
A flood warning and flood advisory remain in effect.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Sewickley area until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say the heaviest rain and wind will occur in the Sewickley area through 8 a.m. Tuesday. The high wind warning that had been in effect until noon Tuesday has been cancelled. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph are still possible through the morning. Latest forecast from the National Weather Service: Flood Warning A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be significant. High Wind Warning The National Weather Service has cancelled today's high wind warning, which means that sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph are expected. Wind of this magnitude can down trees…
Read all of the Hurricane Sandy updates on how the storm affected the Sewickley area and the commonwealth.
The Pittsburgh area braced for high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding through Tuesday morning, and thankfully the end result wasn't so bad. Sewickley Patch brought continuous coverage of the storm and how it affected local schools, trick-or-treat times, local businesses and traffic on local roads. Below are links to all of the stories related to Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Western Pennsylvania. If you have any information or photos to share, upload them to this story or write in the comments section. The National Weather Service has lifted a flood warning for Allegheny County and surrounding areas. The warning, which went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday, included Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The numbers jump from 350 to 650. Crews are in the process of restoring power.
As of 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, about 650 Duquesne Light customers are still without power as a result of the strong winds and rain from Superstorm Sandy that swept through western Pennsylvania Monday. Earlier Tuesday morning, the numbers dipped to 350 before jumping back up to 650 customers. Duquesne Light crews are in the process of restoring power by removing trees and repairing downed wires. Company spokesman Brian Knavish said the outages are scattered throughout Allegheny and Beaver counties. Duquesne Light also warns that downed wires are a safety hazard and should be avoided because of the risk of electrical shock and injury. In addition, residents are advised to not drive over or go near downed wires. Duquesne Light expects all …
Borough officials have made storm preparations ahead of post-tropical cyclone Sandy.
Sewickley is ready for Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall around 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, NJ. As high winds and heavy rains marched our way, Sewickley officials were busy preparing to deal with remnants of the storm, which is now being classified as a post-tropical cyclone. Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said two crews were checking the catch basins around the borough, and will continue to remove leaves. Crews have equipment prepared in the event limbs fall from trees and borough officials are monitoring the creeks and river areas, he said.. Flannery said the borough has also communicated with the Quaker Valley School District in the event a relief center is needed.
Safran's Supermarket and Robinson's Home and Garden have seen an influx of customers.
Hurricane Sandy isn’t just affecting the weather. Leu Safran, owner of Safran’s Supermarket, said she’s also affecting business. “Governor (Tom) Corbett has closed the roads, so we’re not getting merchandise delivered tomorrow,” Safran said. Although Safran was notified Monday the store's delivery truck wouldn’t be arriving, there was plenty on the shelves Monday for customers, who stocked up on everything from comfort foods like potato chips and doughnuts to essentials such as water, meat and milk. “We’re busy,” Safran said. “Milk is selling very well, meats, water, we’re selling it.” Over at Robinson’s Home and Garden, Manager Bryan Robinson said the Village hardware store was also busy, something the store is used to happening during …