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Severe Storms Cause Fires, Flooding, Damage Throughout Area

The storms rolled in early afternoon bringing heavy rain, flooding and lightning.

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    We're in for more storms this week before conditions clear up over the weekend. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Glenn Schwartz has the details.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    Severe storms caused flooding, damage and at least two fires in the region Wednesday.

    The storms rolled in early afternoon bringing heavy rain, flooding and lightning. Firefighters responded to a fire at a home on the 200 block of Cobblestone Lane in Lower Nazareth Township around 3:30 p.m. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightning strike. Firefighters were able to bring it under control in about 30 minutes. No one was injured. The home sustained roof damage.

    Lightning also caused a fire on wires in Evesham Township, New Jersey. Route 70 was closed in both directions from the Route 73 overpass to Locust Avenue as a result. It later reopened.

    Flooding was also reported in several areas, including I-95 in Philadelphia and Union Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Several warnings and advisories for flooding and severe thunderstorms remain in effect throughout the region. CLICK HERE to view them all.