Flooding Still a Concern in Philadelphia After Irene


Schuylkill River Trail - Hurricane Irene

The national media pretty much ignored Philadelphia during hurricane Irene, but now that Mayor Nutter said the flooding in the storm’s aftermath could be the worst they’ve ever seen, they’re finally starting to pay attention. Power outages have occurred throughout the area, trees are down and the rivers are flooding.

Flooded roadways will be a constant issue through Sunday, but the NWS says at least seven locations with local rivers and streams will see major flooding over the next day.

If you live in the area, follow this link for more information, many of the rivers haven’t yet crested, so there could still be more flooding to come.

Here’s a video report of the flooding in Manayunk.

And here’s Collingdale in Delaware County where Darby Creek was flooding.

Update: Parts of Collegeville, PA are also under water.

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