Heavy rainfall led to major flooding destruction across the East on June 27. AccuWeather Expert Meteorologist Steve Wistar, who has been tracking rainfall amounts in Lemont, Pa., for the past 23 years, recorded 3.53 inches of rain Thursday evening, the most he has ever seen from a non-tropical system in that area. Some of the heaviest rain was focused along the I-80 corridor across Pennsylvania, dropping over 4 inches in just a few short hours in some locations. Roads were closed across the mid-Atlantic, and a washed-out bridge in Sykesville, Pa., was reported by an emergency manager. Water rescues are still being reported out of New York and surrounding states by local law enforcement and emergency managers.
The worst of the flooding has drained away in many areas, but some flooding still persists due to substantial rainfall accumulations. Showers and thunderstorms will impact the region again on Friday, which can lead to more flooding.
Flooding swallows cars and creeps up to homes in Herkimer, N.Y., where government sources called for a state of emergency. Photo by Ross K.
Water rescues took place in DuBois, Pa., on Thursday. Justin Povick explains.
Water pours onto the streets in front of Old Main at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus. Photo by Jonathan Mcverry.