PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nearly a month after remnants of Hurricane Ida pushed by way of the Philadelphia space, these impacted by excessive winds and heavy flooding are nonetheless coming to phrases with the damages.
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is not any exception. Two years after transferring to their new location, chairman Stephen Frishberg noticed the Vine Street Expressway underwater, with the flooding prolonged to Arch Street.
“We couldn’t believe it. Never thinking our museum was affected, 21st and Arch,” he stated. “Never think water or flood would come in there.”
The injury is widespread; with the museum beneath avenue degree, Frishberg stated the flooding included oil and sewage, none of which was coated by insurance coverage.
“We had 23 lockers filled with memorabilia, and they were just floating around in the water,” he stated.
Crews got here to empty the basement and rescue some memorabilia, however a few of it was unimaginable to salvage.
“We have a basketball signed by Larry [Brown], that’s a typical piece of memorabilia, and a bag by Chase Utley,” Frishberg stated.
The new objective is to rebuild the museum and protect the memorabilia and historical past for future generations. Some of the memorabilia can formally be restored. That objective, nevertheless, would require some additional assist.
“It’s just a matter of money, and I’m hoping the community will come to our rescue and help us,” he stated.
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