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Storm Causes Flooding, Damage and Outages Across Region

Community Rebuilding After Winter Storm Tears Roof Off of Local Boys and Girls Club Building

The roof of the Holmsberg was damaged by the wind of the week’s storm. The club will host a cleanup as well as a benefit at New Sheffield Tavern on Saturday February 20th at 8 p.m. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

Tuesday’s heavy rain and strong winds caused accidents, damage, flooding and power outages across the region.

Storms Cause Damage to AreaStorms Cause Damage to Area

Heavy rain and strong winds Tuesday caused severe damage throughout the area. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal has the details.
(Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

Skyforce10 Surveys Storm Damage: Part of Roof Blown OffSkyforce10 Surveys Storm Damage: Part of Roof Blown Off

NBC10’s Mitch Blacher is in Skyforce10 surveying storm damage from the air. He is over the Holmesburg Boys Club where part of the roof was blown off during the high winds and stormy weather Tuesday.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

Heavy winds damaged the roof of the Holmesburg Boys Club on the 7700 block of Ditman Street in Philadelphia. Ultimately it could cost thousands to replace the roof. A GoFundMe Page was created to raise money for repairs.

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Strong winds may have also caused a tractor trailer to turn on its side on the Walt Whitman Bridge in Camden, New Jersey. A witness who recorded the aftermath of the crash said winds that “felt like a Hurricane,” swept through the bridge moments before the tractor trailer overturned. Officials have not yet revealed whether the driver was seriously hurt. 


A video posted by @gkogan67 on


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I captured one Flipped over 18 Wheeler on the Walt Whitman, followed by another jack knifed 18 Wheeler on the opposing side on the bridge. Check it out.

Posted by Marc Kelly on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The nasty weather may have also played a role in a multi-vehicle crash that injured several people in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Police say three vehicles, including a Caring Van with patients on board, were involved in a crash on Collins Avenue and Main Street. A total of eight people suffered minor or moderate injuries and the roadway was shut down due to damage to a telephone pole. Police have not determined the exact cause but say weather may have been a contributing factor.

Heavy winds also brought down the billboard at Gloucester City High School.

In the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia five homes that were under construction collapsed at Belgrade and Cambria streets. Licenses and Inspections officials were called to the scene.

Photo credit: Brad Berner

In the Somerton section of Philly a tree fell on the patio of a home on the 600 block of Rennard Street. No injuries were reported.

In Gloucester County, heavy rain caused flooding on Delsea Drive from Glassboro to Deptford. Winds also brought trees down and put out traffic lights in West Deptford.

There was also heavy flooding on Route 1 at Palmerton Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The Water Department was called to the scene and lanes were closed.

In Brooklawn, Camden County, power lines and a tree fell on US-130 northbound in between Rt. 47 and CR-551.

In Feasterville-Trevose, Bucks County a tree fell on a house on the 100 block of Crocus Road, destroying several rooms. Fortunately no one was hurt during the incident.

Tree Falls on House During StormTree Falls on House During Storm

A tree fell on a house in Feasterville-Trevose, leaving a lot of clean-up for homeowners. No one was hurt.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

Tuesday’s storm also caused power outages across the area. The Christiana Mall in Delaware experienced a temporary, partial power outage throughout the center that impacted some of the stores.

The storm also caused outages to thousands of homes in Philadelphia, the North and West suburbs and South Jersey. By Tuesday night however the power to most of the homes was restored.

High Winds Bring Down Power Lines in South JerseyHigh Winds Bring Down Power Lines in South Jersey

NBC10’s Ted Greenberg has a look at more storm damage. He is in Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County with the latest.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)


Heavy RainHeavy Rain

Fast-moving torrential rain near Holstein and 70th.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

Perkiomen Creek at Flood StagePerkiomen Creek at Flood Stage

My husband and I were walking in Lower Perkiomen Park in Oaks, PA, this afternoon. The attached video shows the dam that is about 200 yards from where the Perkiomen Creek empties into the Schuylkill River.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

Serious Rain in BensalemSerious Rain in Bensalem

It was raining so hard we couldn't see our neighbor's house three doors away!
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)