Clean Up Under Way In Coraopolis After Flash Flooding Hit The Area


RESPOND TO THAT ANSWER. FOR NOW WE ARE LIVE IN SHALER, AMY WADAS, KDKA NEWS. POWER CREWS WERE SCRAMBLING TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON IN SEVERAL LOCAL COMMUNITIES TODAY. LAST NIGHT THE STORMS KNOCKED OUT POWER ALL OVER, CHRIS IS LIVE WITH HOW REPAIRS ARE GOING. Reporter: FOR SOME AREAS THEY WERE EVEN UNDERWATER, FOURTH AVENUE HERE IN CORAOPOLIS LOOKED MORE LIKE A CANAL YESTERDAY, TODAY IT’S MUCH LESS DEBRIS, MUCK AND MUD FOR PEOPLE IN THE AREA. THEY SAY THEY’VE SEEN RAIN BEFORE, BUT FOR THE ROAD TO TURN INTO A RIVER, THAT’S A NEW ONE. HALLOWEEN BECAME MORE ABOUT THE TRICKS AND LESS ABOUT THE TREATS IN CORAOPOLIS ON THURSDAY NIGHT. FROM THIS VIEWER VIDEO SENT TO US, YOU WOULD NOT KNOW IF THAT WAS THE ROAD OR THE NEARBY OHIO RIVER. YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF THE GROUND, MUDDY WATER, FILLING UP FOURTH AVENUE, ONE OF THE MAIN THOROUGHFARES IN TOWN, WHICH PRESENTED A CHALLENGE FOR PEOPLE DRIVING AROUND. MY HONDA WAS UP ON BOTH SIDES , AND I WAS IN FEAR OF IT STALLING IN THE WATER. CAN AUGUSTINE WAS HELPING TO CLEAN AND FIX SOME OF THE PLACES IMPACTED BY THE FLOOD DAMAGE. HE SAID HE’S NEVER SEEN THE AREA FLOOD QUITE LIKE THIS, AND ACCORDING TO HIM THIS ALL HAPPENED WITHIN ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES. WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE MUCH LONGER TO CLEAN UP. WHEN THEY SAY FLASH FLOOD, IT WAS A FLASH FLOOD. ONE DAY LATER, THE MUD AND MUCK IS STILL LINING THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD AND SIDEWALKS. THIS IS SPOTLESS COMPARED TO WHAT IT WAS. BUT IT IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT AFTER MOTHER NATURE DUMPED INCHES OF RAIN ON THE WESTERN SUBURB, ACCORDING TO CORAOPOLIS POLICE NO ONE HAD TO BE RESCUED AND THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES BECAUSE OF THE STORM. NOW SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER AS THE CLEANUP CONTINUES HERE IN CORAOPOLIS. AT LAST CHECK THAT NUMBER WAS AROUND 357 DUQUESNE LIGHT CUSTOMERS, THAT’S AROUND ALLEGHENY AND BEAVER COUNTY. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO GET THAT POWER BACK WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE THAT NUMBER CLOSER TO ZERO AT 6. YOU

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