SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Residents of a Lawrence County mobile home park were forced from their homes Wednesday night because of flooding caused by the powerful storms.
Kerr Trailer Park on Route 422 in Shenango Township was one of the hardest hit areas during Wednesday’s storm. Torrential rains dumped several feet of water around the mobile homes.
Mary Ellen Pumphrey told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that she left her home when the tornado warning was issued, and she came back 45 minutes later to find everything covered in water.
“I don’t want anything. I’m just going to pack up what I got and just move,” Pumphrey said.
Pumphrey said Wednesday was the second time a mobile home she owns in the park has been flooded.
“This park is well-known for flooding. Back then they had boats come in here and get people out,” Pumphrey said.
Pumphrey’s son, Jack, lives a few hundred feet down the street, and he said his mobile home was also damaged.
“I’m about to get ready and move out, too. I’m tired of it. We’ve done this three times now,” Jack Pumphrey said.
Firefighters said they rescued at least three people from the park who were stranded. No injuries were reported.