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.
Ever since this time last year, anybody who drives along Washington Boulevard – especially when it rains – takes a closer look at what’s going on around them. The newly-installed gate is a symbol of what’s happened during the past year.
Washington Boulevard is a bowl or a basin and unsuspecting motorists were tragically trapped when it suddenly filled up August 19, 2011.
The chilling scenes of the Washington Boulevard flood last August remain vivid in the memory of city officials — as does the resolve that flood waters should never take another life.
From snow and hail to thunderstorms and extreme heat, the Pittsburgh area experiences a little bit of everything when it comes to weather and this year was no exception.
Pittsburgh police say they have a suspect in custody following a burglary attempt at a U-Haul business in Larimer overnight. When the burglar alarm at the Washington Boulevard U-Haul sent an alert to police, they were able to get to the business in minutes.
Organizers have put together a fundraiser for the Griffith family. Kimberly Griffith and her two daughters, Brenna and Mikaela, were killed in flash flooding in Highland Park back in August.
Workers will begin installing an advanced notification flood gate system on Washington Boulevard on Tuesday.
A charity dinner was held Sunday evening to benefit the family of the mother and her two daughters who lost their lives during flash flooding earlier this year. Brenna, Mikaela and Kimberly Griffith were all killed in the deadly flash flood along Washington Boulevard back in August.
In an effort to avoid any further loss of life in Washington Boulevard flooding, crews started work today on an early warning system.
The City of Pittsburgh is now ready to go with rescue equipment along Washington Boulevard, which was the scene of deadly flooding just weeks ago. For the first time, police officers will have immediate access to water rescue equipment.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl unveiled a three-stage plan to deal with the potential for serious flooding on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park. Four people died during a flash flood on the road last month.
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 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.
Pittsburgh City Council calls for post agenda session with the administration on storm water management in light of the Washington Boulevard tragedy.
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