On Sunday evening, 28 August 2016, a stationary thunderstorm dropped 1 to 3 inches of rain in the Pittsburgh area causing combined sewer overflow and flash floods in a number of neighborhoods. The Run, in lower Greenfield, was particularly hard hit.
Ray Gerard sent photos by Justin Macey and wrote:
As you may have heard, this past Sunday’s rainstorm brought a great deal of flooding to The Run … again.
Many folks cars were underwater, two people (1 adult & 1 child) had to be rescued by firefighters, and for some long term residents living near St John Chrysostom Church, for the first time in their memory, inches of water came up through their basement floors/sewers. This has traditionally been one of a couple of small areas devoid of water damage when it floods, due to a bit of higher ground.
Here are some pictures from Sunday, taken by Justin Macey. Of course there are many, many more pictures and pretty dramatic video clips as well.
Keep in mind that this flooding is not just water but also sewage.
In the photos below, a father and son were stranded in their car as the floodwaters rose. Firefighters arrived to rescue them and were soon up to their axles as well.
Another view of the flood.
And here’s one source of the floodwater.
(photos by Justin Macey)