“What used to be farm land and open space is concrete. And so when it rains, we get more run off and more floods.”
Some communities in the region are still under water after yesterday’s massive rain storm caused widespread flooding.
After a day of delays and route suspensions due to flooding, SEPTA has resumed service on all of its regional rail lines.
Gov Tom Corbett is giving nearly 25,000 state employees a second paid day off.
Another round of powerful rain storms moving through the region caused some serious flooding problems Thursday morning.
In Harrisburg, crews put sandbags around the governor’s mansion as the Susquehanna, wide even on a normal day, spilled over its banks.
Give yourself plenty of extra time heading out this morning. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings are in effect and rainfall rates of 1-2+ inches per hour are occurring over our region.
Hurricane Irene caused the cancellation of a lot of flights and put the brakes on a lot of trains. Fortunately, most rail services are expected to resume Tuesday morning.
President Obama has issued an emergency declaration for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts stemming from Hurricane Irene.
Rising flood waters in Norristown left many residents with no choice but to wade through the water to get home.
The Schuylkill River is cresting Sunday afternoon at levels not seen since the 19th century. Mayor Nutter says the flooding along that river — and near the city’s creeks — remains a threat to safety.
Mayor Nutter lifted the state of emergency in Philadelphia early Sunday afternoon, but the potential for widespread flooding remained.
The overflowing Schuykill River shut down the East River Drive and Main Street in Manayunk between Ridge and Shurs Lane on Sunday.
Row, row, row your boat, just not down Main Street in Manayunk. That’s the message police are sending after arresting two men who used a raft as an alternate means of transportation down a flooded street Sunday morning.
Police and firefighters are using boats to rescue residents trapped in their homes along the Wissahickon Creek in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County.
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