Hurricane Sandy in the River Wards

Now that the worst of the massive hur­ricane has passed, neigh­bors throughout the River Wards must cope with the af­ter­math. Here’s what we know about flood­ing, power out­ages and oth­er dam­age throughout the River Wards. This in­form­a­tion is com­piled from vari­ous news out­lets, gov­ern­ment web sites and Twit­ter feeds, as well as in­form­a­tion from neigh­bors on com­munity mes­sage boards on­line:

As of 5 p.m.  Tues­day:

  • Fishtown’s Penn Treaty Park, at Delaware Av­en­ue and Beach Street, had ex­per­i­enced some flood­ing from the Delaware River, leav­ing a line of debris across the park; a neigh­bor’s photo showed bottles, wood and oth­er trash scattered across the grass.
  • Downed power lines had been re­por­ted in front of Frank­ford Hall on the 1500 block of Frank­ford Ave.
  • A util­ity pole with a trans­former atop it, at Rich­mond Street and Al­legheny Av­en­ue, had been nearly knocked over Monday night. PECO was on the scene.
  • One neigh­bor re­por­ted a power out­age from Frank­ford Av­en­ue to Front Street and Hunt­ing­ton to Ser­geant streets.
  • PECO had re­por­ted power out­ages for over 50,000 of its over 679,900 cus­tom­ers.
  • A 100-year old gar­age in Fishtown, at Mem­ph­is and Hunt­ing­don streets, was re­por­ted to have col­lapsed with the own­er’s Har­ley Dav­id­son mo­tor­cycle in­side.
  • The Friends of Port Rich­mond’s Camp­bell Square re­por­ted on its Face­book page that “all looks good in Camp­bell Square after Hur­ricane Sandy!”
  • Ac­cord­ing to the Port Rich­mond Town Watch’s Face­book page and vari­ous posts on and Fishtown’s Twit­ter feed, most neigh­bors are still plan­ning on par­ti­cip­at­ing in Hal­loween trick-or-treat­ing to­mor­row even­ing.

A link to The Phil­adelphia In­quirer’s travel up­date: ht­tp://­ing/20121030_Travel-at-a-Glance.html?ref=twit­ 

We will con­tin­ue to up­date. Have any­thing to share? Email with “Sandy” in the sub­ject line. 

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