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    • Leo Brundage in front of his house in Eastwick.

In Eastwick, belief that flooding during Hurricane Floyd was intentional still muddies the water

Eastwick residents have long endured regular flooding. The Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood is home to the lowest point in the city. The community sits within the federally-designated floodplain. Historically, Eastwick was a…

    • Schuylkill River flooding, May 2014 | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

Harvey-level damage probably won’t happen in Philadelphia, but intense flooding already does

The heart-wrenching scenes from Houston’s devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have started a national discussion about flood control and water management. Experts and city authorities say it’s unlikely…

    • Cobbs Creek Parkway flooding, April 2014 | AP

StateImpact PA: How one Philadelphia neighborhood battles rising tides

Joining dozens of communities across the country Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday he has committed the city to the goal of using 100 percent clean energy. It’s part of a…

    • Eastwick: FEMA Flood Zone | courtesy of Interface Studio

Environmental foundation to guide Eastwick's plan

It’s easier to understand Eastwick’s flooding problem when you look at an old map and realize that most of the neighborhood was part of the Tinicum Marsh. By 1900, the marsh…

    • A view of the Council Chamber from the balcony.
    • Walking the Line, Photo by Melon Images
    • Satellite image of Sandy - click to see updated animated gif | Penn State Department of Meteorology
Eyes on the Street

Visualizing Sandy: Satellite images, flooding, crisis response, and wind

I've been staring at Sandy-related maps all morning. They're not only an amazing way to kill time while we wait this thing out, but they're an incredible resource for understanding the…

    • DN: The wayback machine is the Delaware Waterfront's biggest threat.
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront wayback trap | Eastern Tower | Healthier bodegas | Tax nonprofit properties | Berm for Eastwick?

Get the wayback machine away from the waterfront, the Daily News editorialize, lamenting the Planning Commission's approval of three development proposals that fail to meet the standards of the Master…

    • 69th Street | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group

Real NEastate: What if the house I’m buying was flooded?

Q: I am supposed to make settlement on Friday for a house that may or may not have been flooded in the hurricane. My mortgage lender said we might need to…

    • Pennypack Park's stage flooding during Hurricane Irene. Photo by Tom Price.

Pennypack Park concert rescheduled due to flooding

Pennypack Park's stage flooding during Hurricane Irene. Photo by Tom Price. Tonight's British Invasion concert scheduled in Pennypack Park has been canceled due to flooding sustained during Hurricane Irene. The…

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