Monday, November 5, 2012
Even in the midst of trying circumstances, as a result of the blustery visit of Hurricane Sandy, we can still be grateful for the kindness of friends and neighbors.
Like many people, my family and I were taken aback by the significant degree of damage done by last week's visit from Hurricane Sandy, especially in New York and New Jersey. In spite of the event officially being labeled "only" a Category 1 storm—the weakest hurricane possible—high winds, floodwaters, and even blizzard conditions have made their presence known up and down the East Coast. The power of this storm was truly something to behold. Now mind you, this was not the Smith family's first brush with a hurricane. During 2005, we happened to chose to visit my in-law's vacation home in Florida during Hurricane Katrina's swing through that state in August; our visit during October of that year coincided with Hurricane Wilma, the most …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Discuss how the heavy rain is affecting you.
How is the flooding affecting you? Perry Hall: Forge Road, Campbell Boulevard Closed for Sinkhole, Flooding
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
State Highway Administration officials warn motorists about flooding.
Water deepened along several side streets as heavy rain pounded the Perry Hall area Wednesday afternoon. Minor flooding was seen on the edges of Chapel and Cross roads, though it did not appear to disrupt traffic. Rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue until next Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday, while a flash flood watch remains in effect until midnight. State Highway Administration officials announced that rain caused reduced visibility and treacherous driving conditions along Interstate 95. SHA released the following tips for traveling through the storm:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The sinkhole was repaired by 5 a.m. Friday.
UPDATE (10 a.m.)—Traffic reopened on Belair Road at 5 a.m. Friday after workers performed overnight repairs to a 5 foot deep sinkhole between Olde Forge Lane and Necker Avenue in Perry Hall. At 3 a.m., crews arrived and began filling the hole with back-fill, a rock mixture. Within less than two hours, it was covered with steel plates. "It could have been a lot worse," said Charlie Gischlar, State Highway Administration spokesman. "With 6-plus inches of rain, you never know what Mother Nature will do to roads." These repairs are only temporary, said Gischlar, until a more permanent fix, including two new layers of asphalt, can be performed on Sunday. He added that drivers should feel safe while driving in this area and that the road will …