Heavy rains cause widespread flooding, some rescues
Jul. 29, 2017
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and prompted some evacuations and rescues in western Pennsylvania, but no major injuries were reported.
Forecasters said a stalled system resulted in conditions more similar to winter than summer and dumped as much as five inches of rain on parts of the region.
In Washington County, a half-dozen rescues were reporting, several from residences and at least one from the roof of a car. Some people were treated for minor hypothermia from being in cold water.
Flooding also closed roads, submerged cars and flooded basements. A landslide shortly after noon Saturday closed a Washington County road.
The Red Cross said 10 people came to a shelter outside of Finleyville. Teams were dispatched to parts of Allegheny, Fayette and Washington counties to assess residents' needs.