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Bradford Commissioners Declare County Disaster Area


At 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, the Bradford County Commissioners, in concert with the Bradford County Emergency Management Agency, issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for Bradford County.

This declaration is the result of damage sustained throughout Bradford County from the heavy rains and high wind events that have occurred since Tuesday April 25. The forecast for Bradford County is for more severe thunderstorms containing another 1 to 1.5 inches of rain tonight (4-27-11) and tomorrow (4-28-11).

A County Declaration of Disaster Emergency is in support of local municipal declarations made in response to damages caused by these localized severe storm events. As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, seven Bradford County municipalities have either declared local Disaster Emergencies or indicated to Emergency Management that they intended to declare. Significant damage has been sustained to both public and private property in various areas of Bradford County. The potential for additional damage from storms predicted to be severe tonight and early tomorrow in Bradford County is high.

Bradford County Emergency Officials and County Commissioners advise residents of Bradford County to be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and to listen closely to weather advisories from the National Weather Service on radio and television. Residents should be alert for unusual or rapidly rising water levels. The potential for flash flooding as the result of isolated heavy rain storms and thunder storms is high, especially in areas that have been saturated by the recent storms.

Anyone needing to report damage, please call the Emergency Management Center at 570-265-5022.


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