Wild storms in Wildwood, New Jersey Wednesday afternoon left a group of beach goers with quite a scare following a close encounter with lightning.
During the storm wicked weather took down trees and flooded streets in parts of Philadelphia.
More than 200 residents of the luxury condominium building near 13th and Broad were given the green light to return to their building, but some of them may be returning to an apartment that is unlivable.
A water main break has closed a section of Main Street in Manayunk.
It was hard not to notice the boisterous thunderstorms that moved through the region overnight.
Mother Nature is bringing a different set of weather issues to the opposite ends of Pennsylvania – rain in the east and snow in the west.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has released a report on how ready states are for water problems created by climate change. And Pennsylvania is only one of nine states with an actual plan.
Parts of northeastern Pennsylvania already devastated by massive flooding from two big storms have been hit with even more rain, leading to flooding of local streams and roadways and prompting a flood warning after water spilled over a local dam.
“We saw more flash flooding with Tropical Storm Lee,” said a Montgomery County official. “With Hurricane Irene we saw more widespread flooding and flash flooding throughout most of the eastern section of the county.”
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office says its agents and investigators are now deployed in the Philadelphia region and other areas hit by recent storms, keeping an eye out for scammers and price gouging.
Government workers have been out in force spraying for mosquitos across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and with all the rainwater dumped by recent storms their job won’t be ending anytime soon
“We’ve mobilized about 1,200 soldiers so far,” says Sgt. Matthew Jones. “About 400 of those are in Wilkes-Barre. So far they have had to rescue over 150 civilians.”
“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.