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Deadly flash floods hit Pennsylvania

Deadly flash floods hit Pennsylvania


Parts of Pennsylvania saw over 4 inches (101.6mm) of rain on 11 July, triggering flash floods and mudslides. Two people reportedly died after their vehicle was swept away by flood waters. “Numerous water rescues in multiple counties have already been reported to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. “We need everyone to be careful, because flash flooding can occur quickly and can be very difficult to see at night.” Local media reported that 2 people were found dead in a car swept away by floodwaters in Douglass Township, Berks County. O’Hara Township in Allegheny County issued an emergency declaration urging all residents to leave low-lying areas.
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