flash flooding News

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Pennsylvania Governor Declares Disaster After Recent Floods

Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a “disaster emergency” proclamation for the area. Friday’s move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …

Pennsylvania Flash Flooding Leads to Evacuations, Amusement Park Closing

Heavy downpours soaked parts of central Pennsylvania, causing evacuations and forcing an amusement park to close for the second time this week. Hersheypark announced it would be closed Wednesday. The park closed Monday after heavy rain and flash flooding caused …

With a Roar, Flash Flood Smashes Into a Maryland Community

Roaring flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years ago, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities …

One Floodgate Fails to Automatically Stop Traffic During Pennsylvania Storm

Pittsburgh, Penn., public safety officials are trying to determine why a rain-activated gate failed to automatically stop traffic from entering a low-lying roadway during a storm Monday afternoon. Instead, a police patrol car was parked across one entrance to the …

Storms Kill 2 in Louisiana, Move East

Powerful storms that killed two in Louisiana took aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast on April 3, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region. A tornado flipped a mobile home on April 2 in Bruex …

Appeals Court Allows Suit Against Firm in Pennsylvania Flood Deaths

An appeals court has cleared the way for refiling of a lawsuit against an engineering firm in the deaths of four people killed in flash flooding in Pittsburgh more than five years ago. Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. earlier dismissed …

Update: German Flood Claims Estimated at $1.1B, Says Fitch Ratings

Insurers will face higher-than-expected claims related to floods in Germany, according to Fitch Ratings, dealing another blow to an industry squeezed by low interest rates and decreasing prices for policies. Claims linked to torrential rain, thunderstorms and floods that hit …