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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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Community Holds Benefit Dinner To Help Family Of Flash Flooding Victims

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.


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Early Warning System Coming To Washington Boulevard

In an effort to avoid any further loss of life in Washington Boulevard flooding, crews started work today on an early warning system.


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Rescue Equipment, Training Put In Place After Washington Blvd. Flash Flooding

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.


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Washington Boulevard Flood Plan Unveiled

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.


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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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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.


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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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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.


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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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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.


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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.