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The Latest: Flash flooding leaves motorists stranded


Added 07-11-19 06:03:01pm EST - “The Latest on flooding and storms around Pennsylvania (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Flash flooding leaves motorists stranded”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood emergency for parts of eastern Pennsylvania after more than six inches of rain dumped onto the area, flooding roads and trapping motorists in cars.

The weather service says a number of vehicle and residential evacuations are underway after the rain-packing storm moved into parts of Berks and Montgomery counties. Officials are urging residents to move to higher ground as soon as possible, calling it “an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.”

The Reading Eagle says a someone had to be rescued from the second floor of a home, and several disabled cars were stranded on roads with drivers needing rescue. Downed wires are also causing issues.

A swath of Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is being doused by heavy rains. Areas of Pittsburgh are dealing with flooding and landslides and Philadelphia is under a flash flood watch through late Thursday.

Torrential downpours around Pittsburgh have flooded roads and highways, triggered landslides and even blocked access to a hospital for several hours.

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