ELIZABETH (KDKA) — Residents in two Mon Valley communities woke up to another round of flooding Saturday morning.
Several streets in West Elizabeth were covered with water and at least 32 homes had flooded basements.
West Elizabeth firefighters were busy pumping water from those basements early Saturday morning.
“We went locally to all the residents below the tracks and warned them of what was going on to prepare them,” West Elizabeth Deputy Fire Chief Mike Dell said.
“With the water up as high, it’s so hard. The pumps just don’t work. Water comes in as fast as you’re pumping,” Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Chief Chad Rager said.
Across the river in Elizabeth, a number of homes were also filled with water. Several neighbors scrambled to remove valuable possessions to other areas of their homes.
Residents were worried about flooding after high water practically buried the Army Corps of Engineers Locks & Dam No. 3 just upstream.
Flooding wasn’t the only damage in the area. Mud and debris from a landslide blocked a section of Bunola River Road along the Monongahela River.