Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Floods in PA This Week

Last night (Sept. 27) the rains came again to an area of PA near Scranton.  Flash flooding caused traffic nightmares and more nervous businesses and homeowners as streams and creeks swelled and heavy rain came down.  Some areas got as much as 5 inches of rain in a matter of 5 hours.  The region was already saturated from recent weather events:  Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. 

An employee of a local mart and gas station in South Abington, PA, said she's been through this before.  "Too many times," she said.  In Clarks Green Borough, the council president said "This is a major water event for an area that is already saturated."

Read the Times-Tribune article here.

Do we have emergency plans in place for gas wells and other gas facilities when these quite common weather events occur?

1 comment:

smurfette said...

Let me guess- does Chesapeake have emergency plans in place for gas wells and storage facilities? Well, let's see- that would cost money and the CEO might not be able to fly around in his helicopter as often, so I'd say that's a big NOOOOOOOOOOO...