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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.

09/02/2011

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City Council Wants Details On Storm Water Management

Pittsburgh City Council calls for post agenda session with the administration on storm water management in light of the Washington Boulevard tragedy.

08/26/2011

(Source: KDKA)

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.

08/25/2011

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Washington Blvd. Concerns Grow As Hurricane Irene Nears

Days after flash floods claimed the lives of four people in Highland Park, comes a new threat of heavy rain.

08/23/2011

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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.

08/22/2011

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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.

08/22/2011

(Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Flooding A Decades-Old Problem For Washington Boulevard

As officials look into what caused flood waters to rise so quickly on Washington Boulevard, the KDKA Investigators have learned that it is a problem officials have known about for decades.

08/22/2011

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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.

08/22/2011

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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.

08/22/2011

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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.

08/22/2011

Kimberly Griffith (Photo Courtesy of Griffith Family)

Community Mourns Loss Of Flash Flood Victims

A community gathered Sunday morning to grieve the loss of a mother and her two daughters, who died in a flash flood in Pittsburgh Friday night.

08/21/2011

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Woman Trapped In Flash Flooding Thankful To Rescuer

Despite the tragic losses from Friday’s flash flooding, there are many who are thankful to be alive and thankful that someone came along to rescue them.

08/20/2011

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Teachers, Community Members Grieve Loss Of Girls, Mother

Center Elementary School in Plum became a gathering place for grieving friends and teachers. Brenna Griffith, 12, and her 8-year-old sister Mikaela, were students at the school. The girls, along with their mother Kimberly, died when their vehicle sank in the flash flood on Washington Boulevard Friday.

08/20/2011

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Flash Flooding Victim’s Body Found Along Allegheny River Shoreline

After conducting an intense search of the Washington Boulevard area with cadaver dogs, authorities moved their search for a missing woman who was swept away in Friday’s flash flooding to the Allegheny River.

08/20/2011

Kimberly Griffith (Photo Courtesy of Griffith Family)

Flash Flooding Victims Identified As Crews Locate 4th Person

A mother and her two daughters lost their lives in a flash flood in Pittsburgh Friday afternoon. An elderly woman also was unaccounted for after the flooding.

08/20/2011

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