Flooding Concerns Keep Millvale Residents On Edge

By: Heather Abraham

MILLVALE (KDKA) – Overnight rains combining with melting snow caused rivers, streams and creeks to swell around the area Monday.

The water gushed down Pine Creek in Shaler, rising up until Willow Street was partially under water.

It was a similar story in Millvale, where the usual flooding concerns at Girty’s Run grew with the water level.

“You just don’t know. You just really don’t know how much water is coming, how fast it’s [going to] come. So, everybody on this street is pretty much used it,” Becky Fuchs said.

Diana Deweese’s basement had about six inches of water Monday morning. It has since been drained thanks to pumps, but the damage is done.

Her house is up for sale and she’s worried she may have to take it off the market.

Down the street, Fuchs said it’s been a long morning, monitoring the water and just hoping for the best.

“We’ve been up since about 2:30 a.m. When we hear heavy rain, we’re on eggshells, just looking and watching the creek and watching our basements,” Fuchs said.

In Ross Township on Homer Street, water was starting to drain after the street flooded from the downpour this morning.

“It was really bad this morning. It ran down through here and then it ran down on the other side,” George Kern said.

The good news at Girty’s Run is that only some small amounts of water were seen in basements. However, the water is receding.

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  • John Kelly

    Why do you show fotos of floding in other places then speak of flooding in Millvale, when in reality, NO FLOODING OCCURED IN MILLVALE. PLEASE MAKE A RETRACTION ON YOUR BROADCAST! WE”RE GETTING TIRED OF YOUR DOOMSDAY BROADCASTING REGARDING OUR COMMUNITY! I intend to notify the Boro of this irresposible reporting on your part. Sadly, it’s S.O.P. with you creeps!

  • boowho?

    quit your winning. Some people have nothing better to do but complain.

  • spelling is easy!

    you’re both annoying. if you’re going to leave comments both of you need to learn how to spell.

    john kelly, it’s PHOTOS, not fotos, and boowho? it’s WHINING, not winning. no one won anything.

  • Pittsburgh Fan

    Well, aren’t you a real gem? I am embarrassed to know you….

  • spelling is easy!

    ur mom is ghetto.

  • Marty Griffin

    oh look, the fake Marty Griffin is arguing with himself, how cute

  • Brian

    Honestly though, this headline states “Flooding Concerns Keep Millvale Residents of Edge,” but is completely misleading. The video of flooding actually occurred in Ross Township and Shaler. The woman interviewed was from Glenshaw, not Millvale. It just makes you wonder how KDKA can call this news? It is more of an exercise in creative journalism.

    There was no flooding in Millvale and has not been since 2007. Yet every time there is rain KDKA arrives in Millvale and reports falsely that there is flooding. This false reporting acts to paint Millvale in a negative light. There are hundreds of volunteers pouring thousands of hours into building up Millvale these days, and all KDKA can report on is fake flooding….it is just sad and is really poor reporting.

    I just don’t understand how a station like KDKA doesn’t get their facts straight and what they have against the community of Millvale?

  • Brian

    Oh and before someone wants to make the mental shortcut of discrediting my statements, I will beat them to the punch. Yes I made a mistake, and the title of the article actually reads, “Flooding Concerns Keep Millvale Residents on Edge,” instead of my mistype of, “Flooding Concerns Keep Millvale Residents of Edge.”

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