Flooding cleanup is ongoing process for Bridgeville
Allegheny County damage assessment teams last week surveyed the destruction in Bridgeville that was brought on by storms that dumped more than two inches of rain on the area.
Teams made up of personnel from Allegheny County Emergency Services, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and PennDOT took to the streets on July 17 to assess the storm damage inflicted a week earlier.
“They haven't given us any indication of any numbers,” borough Manager Lori Collins said. “They have to formulate all of their information, cumulate it together and see if it meets the threshold for aid.”
Collins said cleanup in the borough is an ongoing process, though public works is making progress.
“We're getting to the end of the trash,” she said, adding that fillups at large trash containers are “starting to slow down. The roadways are cleared.”
Now, she said, it is a matter of residents and business owners continuing to pick up the pieces.
“It's mostly now cleaning up in homes,” she said.
“We're still cleaning up the municipal building. We're all going to be cleaning up for a while.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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