Yesterday’s storm (Saturday, 8/11/18) is a great reminder to listen to the warnings issued by the Nation Weather Service. Flash flooding can occur quickly and in unexpected areas. Milford Township Fire Department responded to 15 emergencies including numerous water rescues, assist the motorists, and wires calls. All while this was happening traffic was being detoured off the Pennsylvania Turnpike due to a mud slide which provided additional traffic in the area.
Furthermore, while crews were performing a rescue, they discovered a 500 gallon leaking propane tank floating down 663. Fortunately crews secured the tank and cleared the area.
All the firefighters that responded and all the fire police directing traffic are volunteers that live in your community. Now is the time to step up and help your community by joining your local fire department!
Great teamwork by all the firefighters, fire police, Bucks County Communications, EMS, Milford Township road crew and all the organizations that assisted us on Saturday. Thank You!
Trumbauersville Fire Company
Haycock Volunteer Fire Company
Red Hill Volunteer Fire Company
Pennsburg Volunteer Fire Company
West End Fire Company, Quakertown PA
Quakertown Fire Company Number 1
Richland Township Fire & Rescue
New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Bucks County Hazmat Team
North Penn Goodwill Service
US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly