Daily Archives: August 28, 2011

East Falls Flooding After Hurricane Irene

This morning Charles, Jackson and I headed out to check out the damage from Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia.

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We were all sporting our rain coats – even Jackson was rocking his!

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We were first greeted with massive flooding along Kelly Drive.

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Sadly, I believe this will get worse as the day goes on and the rain comes down from upstream.

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Jackson was quite concerned with the conditions.

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Some poor cars didn’t make it out in time.

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Jackson braved the Schuylkill waters which had washed up close to Ridge Avenue.

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What an adventurous little pup!

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I run along Kelly Drive everyday, its really crazy to see it like this!

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We crossed over Falls Bridge to check out the roaring waters.

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And then headed out towards Wissahickon to see the waters flowing a few blocks down.

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It was still pretty windy this morning. You could feel the storm in the air.

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Wissahickon Creek was out of control. The waters were really rough.

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I expect this to get worse as the day goes on as well.

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People were watching the water show. It was very powerful.

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After checking out Wissahickon we headed back towards Kelly Drive and found that the water levels had risen again in the 20 minutes we were gone.

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The water levels by this red car had clearly risen!

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Man down for these car owners.

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It was quite a sight to see the River this high and rushing by this fiercely.

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Hopefully this will clear in the next day or two so I can run down Kelly Drive sooner than later!

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At least we never lost power!

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