Elk County Flooding Damage
RIDGWAY (AP) — Officials with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and
their federal counterparts were expected to visit Elk County to determine
whether flash flood damage is bad enough to warrant government disaster relief.
west-central Pennsylvania county, and the town of Ridgway in particular, were
hard hit by a series of thunderstorms that quickly dropped an estimated four to
five inches of rain Wednesday morning.
was also reported in Huston and Jay Townships.
businesses, including an auto parts store and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post
in Ridgway were damaged. A Catholic grade school and a senior citizens'
high-rise in Ridgway were evacuated, as was a grade school in Huston Township.
crews had to use boats to reach people trapped in their homes by the rapidly
were no immediate reports of injuries.