Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Two township residents are still wondering where the water is coming from.
Residents once again went to the township committee meeting Monday night to speak further about flooding issues in their neighborhoods. Although some key questions were answered, many still remain unclear. Barbara Rivera, of Adams Street, has put more money into her home than she cares to think about. For the past year, she and her husband Dave have been trying to recoup some of their money. She’s hoping all it took was Monday night to steer her in the right direction. “I want the $30,000,” she said. The $30,000 she is referring to is through her flood insurance policy’s Increased Cost of Compliance. Her home sustained damages that totaled more than 50 percent of its value during several floods over the years. But since her home is so …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Flood ordinance, an emergency management coordinator and more are on tonight's agenda.
Cinnaminson Township Committee meets tonight in its first regular meeting of the month. The work session, open to the public and held in the municipal building's conference room, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Here are a few things on the agenda: 1. Further discussion on the appointment of an emergency management coordinator for Cinnaminson for 2013. 2. Discussion of the ROSI (Recreational and Open Space Inventory) close out—The former Cinnaminson Home was on the state's open house roster. It had to be removed from the list for Lutheran Social Ministries to continue with its plan to turn the home into affordable senior housing. (Read about that here.) 3. Flood ordinance and repetitive loss 4. Contract award for the resurfacing Pomona Road 5. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
One Cinnaminson woman took to the township committee meeting to get officials behind her efforts to deal with the Pennsauken Creek.
Shannon Arnold knew she moved into a flood zone when she bought her Cinnaminson home on Fairfax Drive. But after talking with neighbors, several assured her it never got that bad. It’s now that bad. “It just seems to increasingly get worse and worse,” said Arnold. Arnold brought some of her concerns to the township committee meeting earlier this week to get Cinnaminson officials behind her efforts for relief. Unfortunately, committee didn’t have many too answers for her. “I think the township needs to be more involved and they don’t seem to want to or care,” Arnold said. That’s not the case, say some township officials. Cinnaminson’s administrator Frank Locantore said the township is very aware of the flooding issues in that—and other—…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday's rains brought more flooding to Cinnaminson near the Pompeston. It's just the latest in a long line of flooding incidents.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Adams Street home flooded twice in the last six months.
Last month, the Rivera family got new floors, dry wall, molding and furniture. The heavy rains Cinnaminson had in April caused at least five inches of water to ruin the entire first floor of their cape style home. It ruined all the ductwork in their crawlspace and their air conditioning and heating units. Repairs were nearly $9,000, not including the money spent to stay at hotels and keep their dogs in a kennel. When Hurricane Irene was set to hit South Jersey, Barbara Rivera prepared as much as she could. She put her furniture on risers but the new floor; well she had to take her chances. A few days after Irene hit, Barbara was ripping up the hardwood bamboo slats and moving them to the front of her house as trash. “It’s a nightmare,” …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Devon Road bridge may have structure damage.
Even though parts of Cinnaminson are still dealing with power outages, downed trees and flooding, for the most part, the township “dodged a bullet,” according to Public Safety Director Michael P. King. “I can’t say enough how all the entities worked well together,” King said. Public works, fire, police, emergency management and more had met prior to the weekend to discuss how to deal with Hurricane Irene. Officials from Palmyra and Riverton were also included. The main issues the township is dealing with are the small bridge on Devon Road, north of Arbor Road. There may be structure damage and an inspector will further investigate the area. For now, the bridge is closed to through-traffic. Cherry Lane, between Orchard and Shewsbury roads, …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Flooding and debris is what's left of the fury—or lack thereof—of Hurricane Irene in Cinnaminson
Our talented and dedicated photographer, Ivrie Myhre, hit the streets of Cinnaminson and Riverton at 8 a.m. Sunday morning to show the worst-hit local spots. Basements and low-lying streets were flooded; branches, leaves and other debris litter the streets and lawns; some residents are still without power; some roadways are still closed by township officials. Let us know what's going on in your neighborhood.
Road closures, flooding and power outages reported in town.
The area of the township around Extension Park is still without power this morning, and has been since last night, according to some neighbors there. Ivrie Myhre, Patch photographer, commented on our open forum article, saying their power was out on Cuthbert at midnight, and their basement is flooding. "All the areas that normally flood are flooded," said Lt. Tim Young of the Cinnaminson Police Department. "Chances are, when high tide comes this afternoon around 1 p.m., it's going to be even worse." A house fire was reported in the Extension Park area because of candles lit, Young said, so residents are urged not to use candles "We're still assessing the situations," Young said. Erlington Drive, near Parry, was closed last night due to …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Help keep our residents informed on problematic areas.
Even though it's been raining nearly the entire day, the worst of Hurricane Irene is fast approaching. Use the comments section on this story to let us know what is going on in your neighborhood. Flooding, downed wires/trees, power outages, any other issues or information we should know, post here. First and foremost, stay safe Cinnaminson!
Cindy Pierson, head of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association, said those who live near the creek need to take extra precaution.
Not only have township officials warned those in low-lying areas to take extra precaution, but the Turtle Lady echoed those sentiments Friday. "The creek is absolutely going to flood, there's no doubt about it," said Cindy Pierson, president of the Pompeston Creek Watershed Association. The Pompeston Creek flows in Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Riverton and Delran. Pierson lives on Pompess Avenue in the Cinnaminson's East Riverton section, and even just at high tide, the creek fills up and water soaks the ground. Pierson is expecting the street to flood and for her own basement to be very, very wet. "People should tie down whatever might float away," said Pierson, who still needed to tie down her kayaks, rope off her trashcans and bring in …