Heavy Rain Causes Damage Throughout the Area

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 4:56 PM EDT
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The recent rainfall  has destroyed and flooded rooms in the 81-year-old Landsdale Borough Building. John Ernst from Landsdale Community Development says that he worries about mold and mildew forming inside the building after the rain soaked everything from furniture to ceiling tiles. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports.

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The recent rainfall has destroyed and flooded rooms in the 81-year-old Landsdale Borough Building. John Ernst from Landsdale Community Development says that he worries about mold and mildew forming inside the building after the rain soaked everything from furniture to ceiling tiles. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports.

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Much of Pennsylvania, Delaware and parts of South Jersey remain under a Flood Watch through this evening with more heavy rain and thunderstorms possible across the area.

Flood warnings and flash flood watches are in effect for several parts of the area. Many areas got a heavy dose of rain and storms Monday, and more is expected.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for Burlington County, New Jersey. Flash flood watches are also in effect for Berks and Camden counties.

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Monday's rains were a factor in the disappearance of a boy in the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia and in a landslide west of Pittsburgh. Officials also reported that flooding in Northampton County outside Allentown left one family stranded in their car until rescue crews pulled them out.

Monday's rain also caused extensive damage to Lansdale's 81-year-old borough building. The water destroyed the building's conference room and flooded offices.

"With any moisture in a building like this, you worry about mold, mildew and smells," said John Ernst of Lansdale Community Development. "So the first thing we did was pull the carpets out."

An EF-0 tornado also touched down in North Jersey Monday tearing down trees and power lines.

 


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