UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — Central Uniontown was hit hardest by Thursday’s flash flooding.
Mike Gribble was one of many people dealing with damaged vehicles on Friday morning.READ MORE: Mail-In Ballots Go Out Next Week In Allegheny County, But Expect Some Changes
“The engine was submerged, you can see the debris. The the inside was mud,” he said.
Pictures at sunrise showed just how deep the water was on Church Street, vehicles floating in up to five feet of water.
The United States Postal Service was dealing with the same thing: 27 delivery vehicles out of commission after being underwater. The post office and library flooded.Johnson And Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Pause: Doctors Answer Your Questions
Everything inside Steve Newbauer’s business was soaked and non-salvageable.
“It did not survive. I got a crew of guys here, we’re waiting for a dumpster to clean it up,” he said.
The power of the water was evident in many ways. The steel garage doors one building were bowed and blown out. Redstone Creek was responsible for much of the mess.
“I’ve been here since 1982, we survived the Election Day Flood, in the 34 years being here I’ve never seen that much water here,” Newbauer said.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Looking For Missing Lanetta Barden, Last Seen In Hill District
Clean-up is fully underway. Squeegies and power washers are working hard, trying to wash away tons of grime.