Kennett, Longwood Gardens look at flooding concern in Hamorton Homes

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Pennoni Associates engineer Michael Kissinger talks with residents of the Hamorton neighborhood near Longwood Gardens whose homes have been affected by flooding. KENNETT – The rains on the plain stay mainly in Hamorton, according to some residents of the village who spoke at the most recent meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Several...

UCFSD to raise funds for Texas school hit by floods

Henderson Middle School in Sour Lake, Texas at the height of the flooding. The building suffered so much flood damage, it will need to be replaced. EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a Chester County School District is reaching out to a sister district in the Beaumont, Texas area that saw its middle school largely destroyed by flooding in the aftermath of the storm. The Unionville-Chadds...

Heavy weather keeps township crews busy

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township Public Works Director Roger Lysle discusses extensive township clean ups after recent heavy rains. KENNETT  – The recent run of wet weather has kept the yownship’s public works crews on their toes. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Public Works Director Roger Lysle discussed the impact that the heavy rainfall...

Kennett marching band to raise funds for La. flood victims

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett High School Marching Band will be collecting donations Friday night for another marching band — one that saw all of its equipment and instruments destroyed during the historic flooding in Louisiana. The band will be collecting donations during the game and also giving a percentage of all of our food sales to benefit a band near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Amant...

State, local officials warn of possible flooding

First, it snowed. A lot. And now a combination of warmer than normal temperatures and rain threaten to turn last week’s snowstorm into this week’s flooding headaches. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow melt and rain. Right now, widespread river flooding is not forecast. However,...

Chester County warned of possible deluge

Four days of rain predicted, heaviest on Wednesday The National Weather Service says it is becoming apparent that a severe weather system will affect Chester County beginning sometime Monday night, April 28, through Thursday, May 1. At this point, the first light round of rain, less than an inch, is expected Monday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night with two...

Area braces for Irene

The impending arrival of a category one hurricane has local government is preparing for the worst By P.J. D’Annunzio & Mike McGann, Staff Writers, KennettTimes.com Hurricane Irene could bring flooding, heavy rains and high winds this weekend to southern Chester County. First, an earthquake. Now Hurricane Irene. It might be hard to blame folks if they start worrying about a plague of locusts. Hurricane...