We wish to thank all the first responders and volunteers that helped with the rescue, recovery and cleanup process yesterday in the wake of the damage cause by historic flooding of the Schuylkill. This is the first of ongoing infrmation updates that will be coming out regarding the ongoing cleanup and remediation process, so please stay tuned to this website and the official Borough of Bridgeport Facebook page for more throughout the day and beyond.
1. Vehicle Towing: All vehicles were towed to Jamison’s Towing, 610-270-9999. Residents will NOT be charged to access their vehicles and retrieve possessions from them. Residents must bring proof of insurance and ownership to Jamison’s.
2. Gas/Electric Shutoff: Still need to have your electricity or gas shut off? Call PECO at 800-841-4141. Click HERE for a helpful flyer regarding re-enegizing your home after a flood.
3. Low H2O Pressure: PAWC has informed us that there will be very low water pressure in the borough over he next 24-48 hours. Please call 800-565-7292 for more information.
4. Home Cleanup: Please use the dumpsters (Mill & Front, Mill & Second) provided by Mascaro. Also, residents may begin removing damaged materials from their homes and piling them up curbside. Mascaro and Borough Crews will collect and discard. For items with Freon and Household Hazardous Waste Items (TVs, monitors, chemicals), please separate from the rest of the trash. We will get these collected for you as well, but they cannot go in the regular trash.
5. Mascaro Transfer Station at Sixth and Merion: Residents may also run loads of flood-damaged materials over to the Mascaro Transfer Station, free of charge. Mascaro has opened up the rear gates at 6th and Merion - you must however show proof of Bridgeport residency to enter.
6. Upper Merion Community Cupboard (UMCC): UMCC has meals, toiletries and other items for flood victims. They may also be able to help with temporary lodging. Please call Alice Budno 267-738-2078 for more information.
7. St. John the Baptist, 502 Ford Street, has clothing that they can provide. Interested people are asked to visit their thrift store at the address above. They will be open tomorrow, Sept 4, from 10am-3pm.
8. Getting Students to School: For any displaced school students that need transportation, please contact Fred Remelius at UMASD, 610-205-6411.
9. Reporting Property Damage: It is very important that residents report their individual property damage to the County. This will help when and if emergency funding is made available to flood victims. Residents must report damage using the Montgomery County Website: www.montcopa.org/ida. Additionally, Bridgeport officials and volunteers will be making contact next week to initiate property damage reports on a municipal level also.
10. If you need assistance, call the Hurricane Ida Crisis Cleanup Hotline at (844) 965-1386. Assistance provided includes Cutting fallen trees, Removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances, Tarping roofs, and Mitigating mold. These services are performed by volunteers and will be provided at no cost to the resident. Service is not guaranteed, however, as resources are limited.