Patrick Murphy Urges Flood Preparedness Along Delaware
8th District Congressman Releases List of Local Emergency Contact Information to Help In Case of Flooding Along the Delaware
Today, with the Delaware River nearing Action Stage in several places and a state of emergency declared in Yardley, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) urged families and businesses to prepare for a possible flood. Local municipalities have already begun preparing for flooding along the Delaware. Local leaders and first responders are the best resource for families and businesses in the event of a major flood. To better prepare Bucks County families, Rep. Murphy also compiled and released a list of emergency contact information for municipalities along the Delaware and across the County.
"The next major flood could hit this weekend - I urge affected families and businesses to contact local municipalities who are preparing right now for a flooding emergency," said Congressman Patrick Murphy. "After three floods in the last four years, we have to be prepared and that's why it's important to have the right number to call if another flood happens. I stand ready to do everything I can to help those affected by flooding and I join the municipalities in being available for concerned members of our community."
Rep. Murphy has been a leader on flood prevention, mitigation and recovery and believes we need to stop talking about flooding and start doing something about it. That's why, since he was sworn into office in 2007, he has formed a Flood Advisory Board of local experts, fought to secure millions in federal funding for prevention and recovery, passed a measure in the House for a Flood Insurance Advocate and led a multi-state and bipartisan effort to pursue voids in New York's Delaware River reservoirs.