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Mayor Nutter Lifts State Of Emergency

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Michael Nutter lifted the state of emergency in Philadelphia early Sunday afternoon, but the potential for widespread flooding remained.

All the city’s waterways were above flood stage, including the Schuylkill River, which was cresting to its highest level since the 19th century.

Mayor Nutter was concerned that residents would be lulled into complacency by the calm skies and that they might ignore the flood issue:

“Even though the weather appears to have cleared up, we still have some dangerous conditions, and still want to caution the public that if you don’t have to be out, you should basically still stay home.”

That, he said, would allow crews, including those from PECO, to do their work easier.

City government and courts were expected to open for business on Monday.

Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio City Hall Bureau Chief. Guide To Hurricane Irene


One Comment

  1. Diana says:

    Maureen, i agree with your statement but I would like to thank all the tri state governers and mayors with the coordination and keeping each other informed. a specical thank you goes out to all involed from the police ,fire fighters volunteers and all else involved from begining to end!! Thank God the hurricane was not a 2,3 or 4.! the hurricane was still ruff enough to goes so many problems. THIS WAS A GOOD TEST OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. i think all did extremely well and I WOULD LIKE AGAIN TO THANK ALL INVOLED AND TO WESTERN PENNA. FOR THEIR HELP!!

  2. Maureen Chalako and Martie Hackett says:

    My grandmother wanted me to leave a comment about Mayor Nutter’s actions and I think here would be a great place to put it. We are both very pleased with how he dealt with situation. Although we are from NJ, we were still concerned about Philadelphia and we were very happy for them when Mayor Nutter had dealt with the situation in an efficient and professional manner, unlike how we think it was dealt with in New Jersey. Keep up the efforts Mayor Nutter!

  3. Daniel says:

    If you need help with any downed trees or limbs, Giroud Tree & Lawn has extra staff on hand to assist Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia county residents with any tree related storm damage.

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