Individuals requiring assistance in the wake of Wednesday’s storm can seek support at an American Red Cross station, which has been set up at Coatesville Area Senior High School, 1445 Lincoln Hwy East, according to Superintendent Tomás Hanna. Locally, the American Red Cross can be reached at 610-750-8206.

Clean-up, road clearing and rescue operations have been underway by Coatesville Police, Fire and Public Works departments. We anticipate road clearances to be completed sometime Friday with some areas requiring additional maintenance due to mud and other debris. Emergency transport to safety and shelter has been provided by the Police and Fire Departments, Washington Hose Co. No. 1 and Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health/Brandywine Hospital.

Bill Pierce, Executive Director of Brandywine Active Aging Coatesville Campus, provided accommodations for more than 30 individuals, along with the CYWA opening their doors for overnight stays. Local churches remain on standby and are willing to lend support as needed.

At this time, the City of Coatesville is addressing damage to report for possible state assistance. Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation of disaster emergency, which enables the County to request assistance. As soon as the assessment is complete, the City will provide dumpsters throughout the community to safely dispose of debris.

Our sincere thanks to our City workers, local businesses, community organizations and volunteers who are providing critical support and to our Chester County Commissioners, U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, State Representative Dan Williams and State Senator Carolyn Comitta who have reached out to commit their support.

A reminder, our focus is on your safety. Please visit the American Red Cross or contact local organizations for help and guidance, and in an emergency, please dial 911. Residences that are renting, please con0tact your management company or landlords for assistance. We are all working together to get through the cleanup and recovery process safely.