Reporting Cherri Gregg
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - Rising flood waters in Norristown left many residents with no choice but to wade through the water to get home.
“I’ve never seen flooding on streets, especially seeing a guying riding his bike through the water.”
Brittany and Bobby stood across the street from their home at the Riverside Apartments located at the intersection of East Washington and Dekalb Streets in Norristown. They had to evacuate their apartment early Saturday morning and now it is unclear when they will be able to return.
“They said it was a mandatory evacuation, so we had to take a ride with police to a shelter and stay overnight at a shelter at a middle school gym.”
A few blocks away, Catherine Jackson is working to suck several inches of water out of her basement on East Lafayette Street.
“I’m trying to get me a pump and suck all of this water out.”
Cherri Gregg: Have you ever seen this type of water before?
“A long time, a long, long time ago,” said Jackson.
Two blocks north on Main Street, Lou’s Cheesesteaks is busy as ever. Owner Charlie Alba says he is happy that his only problem is a flooded parking lot.
“We think we escaped it pretty good here.”
Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio