Firefighters lead a woman to safety after having rescued her from her SUV after it
was swept off Wasser Road where it cross the Macoby Creek in Upper Hanover
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Kathy Hollingsworth woke up around 6 p.m. to an emergency alert on her cell phone. After noticing that the power wasn't working, she spotted water surrounding her house. Within 15 minutes, panic set in.
"Everything was underwater," she said.
After handing off her 10-year-old son to a family friend, Hollingsworth and her 18-year-old son climbed out a second story window onto the roof above the back porch of their home in Green Lane Borough and waited to be rescued by firefighters.
Kathy and her husband Kelly, and their family, avoided injury during the torrential downpour and related flooding on Thursday, July 11. However, they will likely continue to deal with the impact for weeks. The overtopping of the Macoby Creek caused most of their driveway to collapse. The rushing water left only a hole, measuring nine feet deep and 25 feet wide, filled with blacktop, water and heating oil. The damage may have also compromised the structural integrity of the twin home, located in the 700 block of Lumber Street next to the creek.
Six inches of rain in approximately two hours damaged private and public property throughout the Upper Perkiomen Valley. Most of the damage occurred along the Macoby Creek, which starts in Lower Milford Township in Lehigh County – and runs through Upper Hanover and Marlborough townships – before emptying into the Perkiomen Creek in Green Lane.
Lynn Wolfe, mayor of Green Lane, described the incident as a ...
The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Red was issued for Montgomery County from Wednesday until Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Code Red Hot Weather Health Warnings are issued in ...