Governor Wolf Tours Areas in Delaware County Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding

August 16, 2018

New Albany, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Upper Darby and Darby in Delaware County to tour areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past few days. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn, local officials and legislators to see those areas where damage to homes and businesses occurred.

“When I visited Bradford County yesterday I saw damage that was devastating and heartbreaking and today I am seeing much of the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “Businesses destroyed and homes with flood damage. But, also I am encouraged by the resilience and community spirit of support – neighbors helping neighbors – that I see everywhere I go in Pennsylvania.”

In Upper Darby, the governor and officials saw the damage from flooding to multiple homes and businesses, some of which sustained severe damage as Naylor’s Run and Cobb creeks overflowed their banks on Tuesday.

In Darby, flood waters that caused traffic congestion and emergency response delays have now receded, leaving a massive clean-up.

“The first responders, emergency management personnel and people of Upper Darby and Darby deserve our thanks for taking care of each other during this tough weather week” Gov. Wolf said. “I am pleased that I was able to meet with some of them to learn what else the state can be doing to help.”

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