Pittsburgh cleaning up after flash flooding

Associated Press Published: July 21, 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in Pittsburgh say crews will be out Monday removing debris and discarded property damaged in flash floods in the western Pennsylvania city.

Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday that it will take some time for property owners to tally the damage.

Thunderstorms dumped more than 2 inches per hour in some sections Friday, flooding roads and trapping some motorists in the South Hills neighborhood.

An emergency management official told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that police and firefighters had to rescue people from about a dozen trapped vehicles.

Kaczorowski said all roads had reopened Saturday and no major injuries were reported

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