CONSUMER CORNER: Severe Weather Events On Rise, So Be Prepared!

Provided by the Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection:

State workers were called in to help remove fallen limbs from Bristol Township’s streets in the days following the storm.
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What a Summer we have had so far across Bucks County! The recent pop up storms have wreaked havoc on Lower Bucks County displacing hundreds of residents, and many remember the extreme weather events last season when we saw tornadoes in some parts of Bucks County. It is clear severe weather events are on the rise in recent years, so we all need to be prepared. Many Bucks County residents have called the office of Consumer Protection recently as they scramble to find a reputable damage repair company. We are happy to help as we always strongly advise consumers to use caution when hiring a contractor. The following are tips and things to keep in mind before signing a contract: