Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Be careful out there!
A flood watch has been issued for Allegheny County and surrounding areas until 4 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Moon Township. The forecast calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall with a high near 69 degrees. About 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen across the area overnight, and streams and creeks are running at high levels, according to the NWS. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and 1 inch are possible. Let us know if there's any flooding in your area by leaving a comment below. If you have photos, upload them to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos…
Monday, March 12, 2012
April showers bring May flowers, but they also could cause flooding in a lot of areas.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Though we've been enjoying plenty of mild, sunny days in the Plum-Oakmont area, rain is on the way. The spring season usually brings some rain, but those showers can also bring the threat of severe and heavy flooding. Today, March 12, is the first day of National Flood Safety Awareness Week, a time for all homeowners and communities to ensure that they are properly prepared for flooding. According to FEMA, floods are the second-most common and widespread of all natural disasters, affecting homeowners in all 50 states year-round—often following winter snow thaws, spring rains or heavy thunderstorms. The region has experienced several floods in the last decade—in 2004 after remnants of Hurricane Ivan swept through the region; in June 2010 …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The 14th annual LEAD awards ceremony will recognize outstanding performances by Western Pennsylvania law enforcement officers.
The Law Enforcement Agency Directors (LEAD) of Western Pennsylvania will hold the 14th Annual LEAD Awards Ceremony today, Nov. 18, at the FBI - Pittsburgh Field Office on Pittsburgh’s South Side. The LEAD Investigative Team Awards will be presented to the agents and attorneys who investigated and prosecuted the Manchester Original Gangsters and the Le-Nature’s Inc. fraud scheme. Individual awards for outstanding performance in law enforcement will be presented to 34 agents, officers, troopers, deputy sheriffs and prosecutors. The men and women being recognized include: LEAD is composed of the following law enforcement agencies and their representatives: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The estimated $450,000 project will install three automated gate systems and advanced warning signs in the area.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Work to install an advanced notification flood gate system on Washington Boulevard (Route 8) in Pittsburgh will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25 weather permitting. The estimated $450,000 project will install three automated gate systems at the following locations: Five advanced warning signs will also be installed at the following locations: The system will use pressure sensors that automatically close the gates and activate the warning signs when a pre-determined amount of water is detected on the roadway. When the system activates, it will also notify the appropriate emergency response personnel. The effort came about after an Aug. 19 flood on Washington Boulevard that killed four people—Kimberly Griffith of Plum and her two daughters, Brenna …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Flood and severe thunderstorm warnings continue in Allegheny County.
Severe thunderstorms swept through the region Monday afternoon flooding several local roads and those in neighboring communities. After the first storm passed at around 5 p.m., flooding at been reported on Third Street in Oakmont and in the Oakmont Carnegie Library basement. Washington Boulevard in East Liberty, which is off of Allegheny River Boulevard was closed to motorists after rising waters trapped a man in his vehicle, according to WPXI. A flood warning continues to be in effect until midnight. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening. As of 5:55 p.m., about one to two inches of rain had fallen across the region, according to the National Weather Service. Additional rainfall of one to two inches is …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Taliaferro shares his worries for nearby residents and business-owners who experience regular flooding from Plum Creek.
Let's talk about Plum Creek. During my time on council, I tried to get the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers to do something about a waterway that is their responsibility. No luck there. In fact, when I finally got them in the same place they all just stood there and with a straight face told me that the information that they had was at least 30 years out of date. Really? PennDOT was no help there either. Take a look under the bridge that crosses over the creek and see how much sediment is built up down there. They have told me that they like some to be there. However, when the two suits who came and looked at it, they agreed that there was way to much under it. Guess what they did? You …