Cheltenham-ing It Up: Town Advises an Ark for the Hurricane

So, it doesn't need to be this big, Cheltenham residents. Pictured is someone's idea of Noah's Ark at the Ark Encounter theme park, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. Yes, there is an entire theme park dedicated to the biblical flood shipbuilder. AP

For those with some discretionary spending in Cheltenham, township emergency officials offered up an idea ahead of this weekend's possible Labor Day hurricane: Build an ark.

The township's emergency management office on Friday suggested, tongue-in cheek (or was it? Ok, it was), that everyone look at a website on the art of ark-building.

When asked by a commenter about the difference between regular storm evacuation routes and hurricane evacuation routes, the OEM admitted to the purposeful spoof.

"We do not have hurricane emergency routes.......just part of our lame attempt at humor."

It's the second time in two days that the township's OEM hammed it at Hurricane Hermine's expense. (FWIW: As of this writing -- 12:20 p.m. -- the weather system was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it could again become a hurricane.)