After another weekend of a stuck weather pattern and more rain for the North East, parts became overwhelmed with water. Various people were stranded including a bride. Rescues were carried out from rooftops to cars. Emergency official are saying this is worse and has damaged more buildings than the previous flood three weeks ago. Schuylkill and Columbia counties have had numerous reports of over six inches of rain. At one point 150 rafters were missing but have since been accounted for.
Heavy rains prompt flood emergencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey CBS Evening News
Published on Aug 13, 2018Millions of people on the East Coast are threatened by dangerous weather. Heavy rain has already triggered flash flooding in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Don Dahler reports.
Embed a few Lackawanna river gauges from in and around Sranton, PA. Refresh page for current levels.
More rain is expected in the area. Below is the expected rain fall amounts for Day 1-2.
Been sort of wowed by the rainfall lately. It's near muck boot weather here. Other places are seeing their 100 year events and it just keeps getting crazier.
Tuesday, just south of Denver, CO, a 32year old woman went to go check on her best friend's cat, as her friend was vacationing to see family. While she is there in the basement apartment a very heavy rain fell, 2 1/2 inches in 30 minutes. The basement flooded quickly. She and the cat drown. There was a guy and his son nearby in a similar basement apartment. They said the water rose to chest deep in seconds. They barely made it out alive. They had several birds drown though and are traumatized.
Pennsylvania is still flooding.
The river at Hersey and nearby is still high but has come down some, emergency officials are expecting more rise and say don't be complacent.. There is at least one woman missing there that had tried to cross the flooded Conewago Creek near Elizabethtown. There has been 7-11 inches that has fallen in the area over the last five days. The City Island parking garage, Hersheypark and Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg were closed again today due to flooding. National Guard is rescuing people. There has been chemicals and oil released in this. It's recommended to stay out of these floodwaters.