Assistance – If there are any resident’s still seeking or requiring assistance please call 412-831-6800 x130 or x205.
Public Works will continue to monitor the situation throughout Bethel Park, as such you may see them around in your neighborhood. If you have a particular problem, again report it to our office. Please check on elderly neighbors and those needing assistance. Please help us to assure that everybody is taken care of.
Flood Relief Financing provided by Brentwood Bank
Republic Waste Disposal will be on their regular routes collecting normal household waste which has a limit of 15 bags and two large items. If there is extra waste, the driver will alert their company to send out extra trucks to remove it but only if it is flood-related waste. Please note that any wet waste must be in bags in order for them to be picked up. If your house is missed, please report this on the citizen action line on the Bethel Park website, www.bethelpark.net. Hard to recycle items, such as TV’s and Computer monitors will not be collected as they are not permitted as a part of the normal garbage collection services, however, they may be disposed of at a PRC Hard to Recycle event. The next local collection event is on August 25th at Century III mall.
Dumpsters Available Tuesday, July 3- Monday, July 23
Community Center for flood-related trash only.
Clifton Rd and Milford Rd Fire Stations Dumpsters were picked up on Monday, July 16.
The following items are prohibited: Televisions, computers/computer monitors, laptop computers, fluorescent bulbs, tires/auto parts, CFL bulbs, plumbing materials, needles/syringes, propane tank, petroleum products or residue, construction materials, soil/sod/stones/rocks, ammunition, flammable materials and furnace/ac units.
Update June 28th:
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald declared a countywide disaster emergency. This helps Allegheny County and local municipalities to continue to respond to the flood emergency. We have transitioned into the recovery phase of the disaster: where we all pick up the pieces and rebuild.
Right now, we are focused on damage assessment: looking at how our community was affected by the disaster and collecting the information. We enter the data into a system and it is immediately shared with Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. We are encouraging all citizens and businesses in Bethel Park that have sustained damage to report it. You can call 412.831.6800×205 or x130 to report your damages. We also now have a form to report your damages at: http://bit.ly/BPFloodDamageReport
If you have reported your damages already, we highly appreciate it. We may contact you for more information or perform a site visit; not all reports will receive a site visit. If assistance becomes available, you do not have to make a report to be eligible. We strongly encourage everyone to make reports to help us show how our community was affected and why assistance is needed.
Please share this information with friends and neighbors. Check in with elderly neighbors and encourage them to report damage.
Resources – SBA Disaster Loans Now Available
National Flood Insurance Program
Pema Disaster Assistance Website
Bethel Park Emergency Management Flood Facts
For funding or assistance with recoveries, please call:
United Way of SW PA: 211
American Red Cross of Western PA: (888) 217-9599
Disaster Counseling: 1-800-985-5990 from American Red Cross
Flood Proofing Workshop for Community Officials & Homeowners on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Register Here for Free!
For more information on flood proofing please visit the National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee Website – Click Here
Volunteers – If you would like to volunteer to help, please call 412-831-6800 x130 or x205 and provide your name, what times you may be available and an email address and phone number that you can be reached and we can match you up with a resident that may need assistance.
Donations – There are several ways citizens can help those in need. A local organization called “Blackhawk Family Relief Fund” has set up a Go Fund Me page for monetary donations. Donations are also being received by Citizens Bank; donation deposits should be directed to the Blackhawk Family Relief Fund. If you would like for your donation to be tax-deductible, please donate to the Relief Fund via the Bethel Park Community Foundation. Bethel Presbyterian is collecting cash and gift cards Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 4:00 at their church office which is located at 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.