Hurricane Florence could impact area by week’s end

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The current projected path of winds from Hurricane Florence as it is expected to make landfall Thursday. The latest computer models suggest a turn to the north that could impact the Chester County area. While there are a large number of variables, local residents should at minimum stay alert as to the path and progress of Hurricane Florence, which looks to make landfall...

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,...

Op/Ed: Vacation time on the coast got me thinking…about floods

Climate change is real, and now we have to answer tough questions By Michael Hays, Guest Columnist, The Times Michael Hays Who knew that time off could be so alarming. Last month, I took an extended vacation to spend time with family in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, and hike parts of western Oregon – solo. The Atlantic-Pacific respite awakened me to the potentially devastating impact of rising ocean...