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Updated: 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 | Posted: 7:38 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Rising water and rising frustrations – several neighborhoods in the Channel 11 viewing area are once again cleaning up after strong storms moved through Wednesday.
A chance of strong storms and heavy downpours are possible again Thursday, Severe Weather Team meteorologist Kevin Benson said.
People who live in Oakmont said they’ve been dealing with flooded basements and washed out streets throughout the entire summer.
“Every time it rains we’re just a nervous wreck down here,” said business owner Ted Sokal.
Sokal said his auto body shop has been flooded four times this year when Plum Creek overflows. To stop it from happening again, Sokal said he built a dike behind his garage.
"They're spending $3 million on this boulevard project down here replacing the bricks and they can't spend $375,000 on this creek to dredge it,” Sokal said.
Residents of Penn Hills said they, too, were impacted by Wednesday’s rain. Several homeowner reported flooded basements and yards.
Benson said Thursday will be warm and humid with a high of 78 degrees. Heavy downpours are possible throughout much of the day. Friday will be breezy and much cooler with a few showers possible.
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