Flood-prone homes in Bensalem urged to evacuate

Pennypack Creek, off of Veree Road dur­ing the morn­ing hours of Hur­ricane Sandy on Monday. (Maria Pouch­nikova)

Ben­s­alem po­lice of­ficers are knock­ing on doors near the town­ship’s wa­ter­ways to ad­vise people to evac­u­ate.

On Monday af­ter­noon, May­or Joseph Di­Gir­o­lamo said the town­ship, which de­clared a state of emer­gency, is not telling every­one who live near the Poquess­ing, Ne­sham­iny and Delaware to leave their homes. However, any­one who lives in flood-prone areas is get­ting the town­ship’s mes­sage, he said. Di­Gir­o­lamo de­clared the town­ship in a state of dis­aster emer­gency on Fri­day.

Phil­adelphia’s may­or, Mi­chael Nut­ter, on Fri­day had warned any­one who lives near flood-prone areas to get out by mid­after­noon Sunday.

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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