UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuations No Longer in Effect

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for areas near the creeks and the Delaware River in Bensalem.


Update, Tuesday, Oct. 30 7:30 a.m.:

The mandatory evacuations to these areas in Bensalem is no longer in effect.

Update 2:30 p.m.: Bensalem police have included additional areas to the mandatory evacuations. (Shown below in bold italics.)

With flooding imminent due to heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy and high tides, Bensalem Emergency Management has issued mandatory evacuations for the following areas along local waterways.

Sgt. Andrew Aninsman said township "personnel are now notifying those residents."

Poquessing Creek:

  • Mill Road
  • Lafayette Gardens
  • Colonial Ave
  • Cedar Ave
  • Tennis Ave
  • Baxter Ave
  • Richardson Ave
  • Buttonwood Ave
  • Elwood Ave
  • Poquessing Ave
  • Emerson Ave
  • Evelyn Ave
  • Blackburn Ave
  • Lowell Ave
  • Whittier Ave
  • Gravel Pike
  • Creekside Apartments (Buildings 73,74,75,76)
  • Hunters Creek Apartments
  • Clover Ave
  • Century Lane
  • Dunksferry Road

Neshaminy Creek:

  • Bristol Rd/Old Lincoln Hwy
  • North River Drive
  • Wayne Turn - Cherokee Day Camp
  • Hulmeville Road - Adventure Land
  • Neshaminy Street
  • Canoe Road
  • Fulton Road
  • Maplewood Road
  • Fernwood
  • Sterling
  • Crescent
  • Clearview
  • Lewisville
  • Leonard
  • Florida
  • Wildwood
  • River Road
  • Flushing Road
  • Dunston Road
  • Kleckner Road
  • Ashton Road
  • Totem Road
  • Haunted Lane

Delaware River:

  • Bayswater Court
  • River Road (693-752)
  • Walnut
  • Mooresgate Court
  • Locust Ave
  • Midvale
  • River Road (2000-2156)
  • Street Rd/State Rd (Columbus Country Club)

Interior Areas:

  • Galloway @ Parx Stable entrance
  • Dara Faith
  • Windsor Drive
Mary Beth October 29, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Is Bensalem High School one of the shelters????
Don Lafferty October 29, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Hey Mary Beth, These Red Cross shelters are now open: Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am) Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am) Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930 (Opened TONIGHT 7pm) Also, Public Safety Director Fred Harran told Patch the Russell C. Struble School on Bensalem Boulevard will be a designated storm shelter if needed.
joann barth wolset October 29, 2012 at 05:01 PM
That's it for Bensalem....one place???*?
Deb Tomaselli October 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Thats crazy...why not Bensalem High School?? and or the other schools on Hulmeville Rd...
Narrah October 29, 2012 at 05:31 PM
I just called the police main line (215-633-3700) about five minutes ago, as well as others, and all we got was that there were shelters open at Pennsbury High School East, Council Rock North, and Palisades. I and others asked, if the one in Bensalem was open and was told NO!
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Police officials told Patch the Bucks County shelters are open now, but Struble will only open in extreme conditions.
Joyce Steiner October 29, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Do you anticipate any issues for Notingham?
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Not sure Joyce. If you're not near one of the creeks and your neighborhood doesn't usually flood, you should be ok. But the strong winds could cause damage anywhere. Try to stay safe.
Bonnie October 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM
This gives a list of roads but it doesnt tell you what areas
Theresa October 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM
is the 2600 BLK of Windsor Drive evacuating?
Bonnie October 29, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Im at 2500 dunksferry rd is this area part of the evacuation?
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Hello All, I'm going to point you to the Bensalem Police Facebook Page for more specific information on the mandatory evacuations. The list provided did not include block numbers. Here's the page: http://www.facebook.com/BensalemPoliceDepartment Feel free to send them a message or post a question on their wall. Thanks,
Jeanie B October 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Just to let everyone know, Pennsbury High is allowing pets. Council Rock is not. And I'm not sure of the others.
Melissa D October 29, 2012 at 07:21 PM
All the areas around Salem Harbour are listed as evacuation zones, Is Salem Harbour a part of this evacuation? Also, how will we know to evacuate if that occurs and the power is out?
Mary Beth October 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I'm pretty sure Council Rock North is the only shelter not allowing pets. The other two are. Joe Hart, you're doing a great job. Thanks for all the info :)
Jacqueline Stanley October 29, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I'm new up here never been threw this but is there anything the ppl need to no who lives in the mobile home park? Are the trailers safe?
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Thanks Mary Beth. Stay safe everyone.
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Bensalem police said Bayswater and Mooresgate Courts in Salem Harbor are part of the evacuations. Hope that helps.
Mrs. H October 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM
NBC 10 has Bensalem declared state of emergency but the township website has disaster emergency... What's the difference and is there any driving restrictions in effect?
Tina October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I wonder how Bristol road is? I'm suppose to work tonight in lower make field.
Joe Hart (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Phila highways closed-Interstates 95, 76, 476, 676 and Route 1. Will be closed from 7pm Mon. until at least 2am Tue http://patch.com/A-zckG
Joe Hart (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 02:46 PM
At about 7 am, Bensalem police issued the following: "Be advised the mandatory evacuation for designated Bensalem areas is no longer in effect."
leala66 October 30, 2012 at 03:53 PM
My son lives in BenSalem and i am unable to contact him! Anyone know anything about the area near Parks Race track. If so is there any way to contact him?


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