Bristol Twp. residents still reeling from Irene

August 30, 2011 3:45:25 PM PDT
No section of Bristol Township was hit harder than Lower Road which sits right on the Neshaminy Creek whose floodwaters were driven destructively high by Hurricane Irene.

It destroyed everything on the lower levels of Jennifer Hartman's house.

"It started Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. with the power outage, by midnight we had water touching the house, I would say by 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning we had about 4-foot of water inside the house, the entire lower floors are covered in mud, dirt, and trash," Hartman said.

Just up the road, the creek hit Barbara Hatfield's home just as hard.

"Almost 3-foot worth of water in our downstairs, everything is ruined," Hatfield said.

Bensalem's landmark Adventureland Day Camp grounds has been devastated by the creek's overflow. Toys, pool equipment, benches strewn everywhere.

Lots of mud can be seen all over the place.

But the owner promises it will be fully restored and ready to continue its legacy.

"The storm water runoff, it's really getting to be a problem, even in non-hurricane weather," owner Suzanne Devicaris said.

Devicaris says she has full insurance coverage. She estimates her damages are now $150,000 and rising.


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