Hi there gentle readers. I hope everyone has battened down the hatches for however Hurricane Sandy turns out?
I have a proposition for all of my readers: send me storm photos for posting. I learned a long time ago that if you want to enact change, photos help. The photos you are CURRENTLY looking at are photos I took where I used to live in Lower Merion Township and one from Conshohocken. The snapped tree was courtesy of Irene last year.
So if you have flooding photos and you want them out there, send them to me via sandysnaps <at> spamex <dot> com
That is sandysnaps @ spamex . com – Sorry due to spammers, I will not have this as just a hyperlink to click and go.
Alternately you can tweet me at @gossipgirl19380
I am happy to attribute photos, tell me who gets credit, and *MOST* importantly give me precise locations. Or I will post photos anonymously if you live in a municipality that has shall we say, issues?
I am particulalrly interested in photos where development may be occuring or is currently occuring or has just been completed. I am also interested in areas that chronically flood and often wait until the bitter end for help to arrive.
One spot of particular curiousity which should not be overlooked by anyone is where the Borough of Phoenixville is building their over-priced new municipal hall. I passed it last night while in Phoenixville and thought I should defininately put that location out there as a site for good storm photos because it always floods, doesn’t it? And correct me if I am wrong, but the plans for that needlessly overpriced new borough hall doesn’t really have proper flood remediation built in, does it? Wasn’t that the plan where the plan is put the garage underneath so everyone’s cars drown and there is lots of potential litigation from that? Anyway, I figure a way to preserve the taxpayer investment and future costs here is to have irrefutable proof that they need a real plan or they should stop and move sites.
Phoenixville has a fun downtown at night. They need better parking and I notice they have the parking authority people out chalking tires on a Saturday night, and truthfully, most municipalities don’t do that. They leave it as the police can tow people from certain zones and are done with it. But then again, people tend to question how Phoenixville spends money – they spend way too much on a manager, they spend way too much on a school superintendant – seriously for a borough barely squeaking by in any economy they pay Main Line prices.
But enough picking on Phoenixville which always floods so badly, from Tredyffrin through to West Vincent and Oxford and wherever, if you have storm photos, or storm info, send it in. Also feel free to leave comments about where the power is out and if roads are blocked.
Hopefully Sandy will be a non-event for Chester County.
My final note is DO NOT PUT YOURSELVES IN HARM’S WAY TO SEND ME PHOTOS.
But do document flooding and damage. It is helpful for getting things corrected so situations do not repeat themselves. I will also take Main Line storm photos if it will help any of you out there near where I used to live.
Thanks and stay dry!