Flash Flood

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Sewers Blamed For Floods In Pittsburgh Suburbs

Some Pittsburgh suburbs hit by flash floods during a brief but intense weekend thunderstorm are blaming overloaded sewers for the mess.


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Flash Flood Brings Back Bad Memories For Oakdale Residents

Robinson Run was roiling and relentless in Oakdale Wednesday as two rounds of heavy rain and storms moved through.


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Woman Rescued From Creek During Storm

A strong spring storm rolled through the area Tuesday night bringing heavy rains, which caused flash flooding throughout the region.


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Relatives Suing City, Chrysler And Others After Fatal Flash Flood

Surviving relatives of four people killed in flash flooding in Pittsburgh in August 2011 are suing several government and private entities claiming the deaths could have been prevented, attorneys for the two affected families announced Friday.


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Flash Floods Create Mess, Route 51 & South Busway Reopened

Constant, steady and heavy rains throughout the day caused flash flooding that paralyzed some of the busiest roads in the South Hills Friday afternoon. Now, cleanup is underway as local residents and business try and pick up the pieces after a very big mess.


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Flood Gates To Be Installed On Washington Boulevard

Workers will begin installing an advanced notification flood gate system on Washington Boulevard on Tuesday.


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Storms Leave Damage Trail In Beaver & Lawrence Co.

The most recent line of storms has left many people in Beaver and Lawrence Counties dealing with flooding problems.


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Officials To Meet Over East End Flooding

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening to discuss the flooding concerns in the East End. City Councilman Bill Peduto has invited state and county officials to attend the meeting along with […]



Mayor Ravenstahl Answers Critics In Weekly Radio Address

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is on the defensive tonight amid criticism that he misses too many city events. That topic was the focus of his weekly radio address on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.


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Crews Kept Close Eye On Washington Blvd Amid Storm

This morning’s storm brought with it the area’s first significant rainfall since Friday’s deadly flash flooding; but with resources at the ready, crews kept a close watch on Washington Boulevard.


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How To Escape Your Car In A Flood

Pittsburgh Emergency Management has posted advice on its Facebook page about how to get out of your car if you’re on a street that’s flooding.


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Young Woman Saves Stranger’s Life In Flash Flood

As Christine and her mother, Marion, were returning home from a shopping and movie day, they too were swept up by the deadly flash flood on Washington Boulevard.


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Legal Responsibility A Question After Deadly Flash Flood

People throughout the area are still asking how a major roadway could flood so quickly in such a deadly manner. And sorting through who is “legally” responsible could result in lawsuits against the government. But it’s not that simple.


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Alcosan, PWSA Address Flash Flooding On Washington Blvd.

Alcosan sat down with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. They looked at their maps, drawings and charts and determined their systems were what they were supposed to be.


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Engineers To Meet After Fatal Washington Blvd. Flood

A special meeting of engineers will be held Monday in the wake of a fatal flash flood on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park.