Thunderstorms dump heavy rains in Chester County, leaving many drivers stranded in flooded streets
DOWNTOWN, Pennsylvania. – The rain has receded, but the damage is done. Over much of the region, severe storms and flooding hit Tuesday afternoon. Some drivers got stuck in the flood waters and had to be rescued.
“We can’t, we literally tried everything we could to get to my street and they are all blocked by the water,” said Josh Moran.
People like Moran from Downingtown walked away from their homes on Tuesday evening as several streets were flooded, with cars stuck underwater, after rapid but powerful storms moved through the Delaware Valley.
“I think I have to wait another hour or so,” commented Dan Muir.
Muir said he was also trying to get home. He lives on the other side of a small field of leagues, transformed into a lake.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that bad. I saw a flood warning and said ‘I think you’ll be fine.’ I wasn’t expecting that, that’s for sure, ”added Muir.
Emergency teams were busy rescuing vehicles trapped by the flooded waters. Drivers at Jefferson Avenue and Brandywine Avenue said they were not trapped.
“We are human barricades,” said Brigid Walker, a resident, of drivers attempting to cross the flooded street.
Walker lives nearby and says she’s outside messaging the drivers.
“Please don’t cross the water if it is really high because A. you are going to get stuck and B. you are going to put water in our houses and it is not pretty and we are going to get angry, ”Walker explained.
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