State of Emergency declared in O'Hara due to flooding

State of Emergency declared in O'Hara due to flooding

O'HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Township of O'Hara has declared a State of Emergency and is advising all residents to leave low-lying areas.

Heavy rain has been widespread across the area, with many communities seeing flash and sustained flooding.

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Carla Hargenrader and her family were asleep in a tent on Seavey Drive until firefighters showed up.

"A firefighter was like, 'Is anyone in there?' and we were like, 'Yes, we're in here' and there was water all over outside the tent," Hargenrader said.

O'Hara community leaders say residents should ask for emergency aid/help from surrounding areas due to flooded homes/basements/businesses.

Nearby, flooding caused southbound Route 28 to close between the Harmar exit (Exit 11) and RIDC Park (Exit 10).

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