State Of Emergency Declared In Allegheny County After Historic Rainfall

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 09/10/2018 05:20 PM

A state of emergency has been declared in Allegheny County after a historic rainfall caused damage throughout the region. This is the fourth time so far this year that Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald declared a countywide emergency. Landslides and flooding continue to cause problems across the county. No damage estimates are available right now, as the main emphasis is on starting clean-up operations. Officials say right now, the worst appears to be over. “There is still some concern about the rise particularly of the Monongahela and the Youghiogheny. You may have seen or heard, there’s quite a bit of a rise that’s impacting Westmoreland County as it borders Allegheny County in the Sutersville area, so again, a lot of our crews are helping assist with that as well,” Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Matt Brown said.


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