Fair Vendors Hang On
The Bloomsburg Fair may have been canceled this year but that doesn't mean you can't still get your hot sausage or funnel cakes. 40 or more vendors who would have spent this week at the fairgrounds have set up shop along route 11. The flow of customers has snarled traffic, though, and the Press Enterprise reports it has caused several accidents, including Monday when a motorcyclist struck a car that was pulling into a food stand. Scott township police say some of the stands may have to move to safer locations. And if you're looking for the animal events the Fair Board has organized a mini livestock fair for the 4-H October 14, 15, and 16.
Cleanup from the floods earlier this month continues for many households. That process has left piles of trash and debris beside most streets in Bloomsburg. Town Council will meet tonight to discuss whether to extend the debris pickup that had been started immediately following the flood. The meeting starts at 6:00.
FEMA Money On The Way
Rental properties in northeast PA are at a premium with so many families displaced by the recent floods. FEMA's Joe Dimero says if you have been approved for rental assistance, don't worry the money is on its way, and if you signed up for direct deposit it may already be in your account. He says there are plans to bring in temporary mobile homes for those families unable to find rental properties.
Many homes in our area are still in need of cleaning after getting hit with the floods earlier this month. Kathy Lowe of AGAPE was in the WHLM studios for the Morning Buzz today. She says they have plenty of supplies and volunteers to help you clean up. She says the best way to deal with the threat of mold is to make sure you keep things as dry as possible. You can call AGAPE for assistance at 317-2210.
Police in Berwick are asking for your help in catching the perpetrators of a series of daylight robberies in the West End of town. The robbers broke windows and sneaked in through unlocked doors while homeowners were out. If you have any information on the string of robberies call the Berwick PD at 752-3677.
Susquehanna Mud Slick
Scientists studying satellite photos of the debris from the recent floods tell us the majority of what was washed downstream has now reached the Chesapeake bay. Harry Campbell of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the sediment can create “dead zones” that suffocate the fish and other life in the water. He says the field of muck and debris was nearly 100 miles long before it settled into the bay.