Good sign: Shelters closing for lack of business

    Update: The Red Cross says about 120 people remain in the four storm-evacuee shelters that are still operating in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    About 40 are at Bartram High School in Philadelphia.  Another 50 or so are East Norriton Middle school near Norristown.  William Penn Middle School in Yardley is serving 30, while only one person is at Snyder-Girotti School in Bristol (but Delaware River flooding is expected to intensify overnight).

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    The Red Cross reports it has shut down five of the emergency shelters it set up anticipating that Irene would leave more people evacuated and homeless.  They are: Darby Recreational Center – DarbyCheltenham High School – WyncotePottstown High School – PottstownAbraham Lincoln High School – PhiladelphiaRoxborough High School – Philadelphia.

    The Darby Creek area and Manayunk’s Main Street, near Roxborough, certainly saw serious flooding today, but those displaced apparently found other places to go.

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