One Month After Flash Floods, Bucks County Residents Worried About More to Come

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Last month's flash floods resulted in multiple deaths.

A month since tragic flash flooding in Bucks County devastated local homes and left many families with expensive repairs, some residents are worried about what might happen if there is more flooding, writes Shaynah Ferreira for FOX 29 Philadelphia.

“I don’t see any rectification of this flooding or even if we get another flood, where is the water gonna go?” said Pat Gamble, who has lived in Yardley for almost three decades.

There is currently an exposed pipe behind her home, along with disturbed soil and construction equipment. She explained that Lower Makefield Township is hoping to address the issue at some point by installing an additional pipe.

However, the process has been slower than she would have liked.

“I just want it fixed so we don’t flood again,” she said. “Three feet of water in your basement and in your plant room is not fun and a lot of neighbors got flooded on their first floor. They have to fix this problem. We’re not in a flood zone.”

Her neighbor, April Bollwage-Cloer, agreed.

“We have no sense of peace,” she said. “Every time it rains, we’re looking at that drain.”

Read more about flash flooding in FOX 29 Philadelphia.


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