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UPPER DARBY , PA 19082-3135

Thomas N. Micozzie
Phone: 610-734-7626
Fax: 610-734-7709

The Upper Darby Township Emergency operation shelter and comfort center have closed as of 8:00 AM today, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The Township will continue to staff the emergency phone line at 610.734.7700 until 5:00 PM today. As always, concerns or complaints can be made to the Mayors’ Hot Line 610.734.7625 or at requests@upperdarby.org

Hurricane Sandy certainly hit the east coast and our region hard. It appears the bulk of the storm has left our area although we should anticipate high wind gusts over the next 36 hours.

Today, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the Township staff will be inspecting the area and making damage assessments and, where possible, start the clean–up process.

The Upper Darby community once again stepped up to the challenge that we faced and looked Sandy directly in the eye.

Township crews worked around the clock to address the issues resulting from Sandy’s visit to the area. I am proud of our township employees and the efforts they made in some very difficult situations. I thank all Township staff from the public works, parks, electrical, administration, fire (including our volunteers) and police departments, for the work they did during the storm in protecting the community. I must acknowledge the work of those individuals and school personnel that staffed our comfort center at the Upper Darby High School. I very much appreciated the school district’s cooperation in opening the comfort shelter.

As mentioned in an earlier statement, the Township cancelled trash pick-up on Monday, October 29, 2012 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Monday, November 5, 2012 and because Election Day is Tuesday, November 6 and the Delaware County Solid Waste trash transfer facility will be closed on November 6, Tuesday's trash will be picked up Wednesday, November 7. Wednesday’s recycling collection will not be impacted.

Clean-up from Sandy will be long and costly. Your patience and cooperation during these times will be most appreciated.

Thomas N. Micozzie

October 30, 2012