Thursday, August 9, 2007

CometWeather: Standing Down

This batch is from KDKA, and it describes "a triple dose of flooding headaches."

Millvale once again took a beating; Girdy Run Creek again was a big problem. The Army Corps of Engineers has been clearing this creek for over two years. Impatience is boiling over into frustration.

Uptown had a harrowing day, and as of now is still totally without power. Did anyplace else get hail?!

Mayor Ravenstahl declared a state of emergency, along with a number of local governments. He says the City of Pittsburgh seems so far to have fared better than some of its neighbors.

Repair crews are doing some awfully dicey work atop the Carnegie Science Center, even at this hour. Only one injury in the museum today, though. "A girl with a scratch."

Countless cars got submerged in water. Power lines were severed. Trees fell on houses. Again, things look worst in Millvale. Police shut down the main drag, and the whole borough is on curfew. County Councilman / ACDC Chairman Jim Burn (D-Millvale) is getting upset at the federal government.

County chief Dan Onorato has agreed to hold a meeting to explore the idea of bailing out property owners who live on the flood plane.

It should stay clear throughout the weekend. In fact, we should be getting some lower humidity.

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