September 13, 2011 |
Roads remained closed in the northeastern United States on Monday and some rivers were still flooded, days after heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee washed over the region. It could be Wednesday before the Passaic River in New Jersey falls below flood stage, forecasters said. Moderate flooding persisted, and a flood warning was in effect at two places along the river, Pine Brook and Little Falls. The flooding forced hundreds of New Jerseyans from their homes. The fact that Lee followed so quickly after Hurricane Irene further slowed restoration efforts.
September 8, 2011 |
The morning flooding that closed roads is likely to get worse in some areas, as rivers keep rising, in some cases until Friday morning. That means some places might still have flooding Saturday. The Delaware River is the biggest worry, predicted to rise more than 11 feet above flood stage at Easton. Here's a list of overflowing rivers and when they should crest, according to the National Weather Service. SCHUYLKILL - At Philadelphia , should crest at 14 feet, 3 feet above flood stage, at 7 p.m. today.
October 31, 2012 |
As the first day of a massive clean up begins, Sandy has not yet finished inflicting damage across the Philadelphia area. Winds are still strong enough to topple trees on already saturated ground, adding to staggering totals of power outages, even though the former hurricane was in Western Pennsylvania on its way into New York State this morning. Runoff and additional rain will continue to add to flooding worries, although the suburban flooding seems to be less than feared because of low water levels in creeks and rivers before the storm.
August 28, 2011 |
Flashing flooding that prompted calls for water rescues overnight is expected to be followed by lasting flooding problems Sunday — and beyond. Boats were brought in overnight to try to get to people trapped by rising water in cars, homes and apartments in Upper Moreland, Abington, Willow Grove and other parts of Montgomery County, according to a dispatcher. As of 3 a.m., Chester Creek was already about eight feet over flood stage and still rising. McDade Boulevard in Darby was also underwater as Darby Creek overflowed.
February 27, 2016 |
Flood warnings remained in effect Thursday afternoon in parts of the region, with the Schuylkill at Norristown and the Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford sloshing over their banks. Meanwhile a few thousand customers remained without power, the aftermath of potent thunderstorms that thrashed the region, bringing heavy rain and damanging winds to the area. A gust of 63 mph was reported in Elverson, Chester County, and the storm knocked down trees and power lines. There were reports of motorists stranded in high water, and police departments were urging drivers to be on the lookout for roads blocked by water or wires.
August 30, 2011 |
Area utilities have made headway in restoring power to more than 1.5 million customers who lost electricity because of Hurricane Irene, but they say some may have to wait until the start of the weekend for the lights to go back on. As of this morning, more than 180,000 utility customers in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware were still without power. The utilities say they expect to have most of those customers still without electricity in South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania back online by Wednesday night, but a percentage will to wait until at least Friday night for the power to return.
March 11, 2011 |
A day-and-a-half of rain has created a landscape of shifting misery, from closed roads around the region this morning to riverside flooding that could persist into Saturday. One death was reported in Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, after the body of David Sallada, 74, was recovered from a car swept into a creek. He'd driven around barricades blocking a flooded road, the county coroner said. Overnight, Brandywine Creek overflowed overnight, closing roads from Chadds Ford to Downingtown, and prompting the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District to cancel classes today.
June 16, 2011 |
HAMBURG, Iowa - Construction crews on Wednesday put the final touches on a makeshift levee standing between a small Iowa town and the creeping advance of Missouri River floodwater, as communities downstream took advantage of a temporary dip in water levels to bolster their own strained defenses. Water that breached the primary river levee just south of the Missouri-Iowa border Monday had advanced to within 500 yards of the temporary floodwall guarding Hamburg, 5 miles to the northeast, said Robert Michaels, the Army Corps of Engineers official who has overseen construction of the new levee.
September 19, 2004 |
The topography of this working-class borough near the Allegheny River, northeast of Pittsburgh, made certain that no one was spared the ravages of the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. Hemmed in by hills and encircled by Little Pine Creek, the Allegheny County borough of 3,900 people was inundated by eight feet of water Friday, and when the waters receded, mountains of silt and mud were left behind. Etna was among the hardest-hit communities as Ivan delivered torrents of rain up to six inches over a broad span of Pennsylvania, triggering floods not seen in the state since Hurricane Agnes in June 1972.
October 9, 2005 |
After months of dry weather, heavy rains returned to the region with a vengeance yesterday, pouring down more than 11 inches in the Poconos and Berks County and sending area streams and rivers over their banks. In Philadelphia and the suburbs, many streets were flooded, and emergency personnel conducted rescues of motorists caught in rising waters. The National Weather Service posted flash-flood warnings throughout the Philadelphia area. Today's weather is expected to be much better, with only light showers expected.