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Flood leaves more than 50 families homeless in western Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 31, 2016 6:03 AM
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(Connellsville) -- More than 50 families are homeless in and around a western Pennsylvania city hit by flash floods and its schools won't open until next week.

Cleanup efforts are underway in Connellsville, a city of roughly 7,500 in Fayette County.

More than 30 families have been displaced in Connellsville, with the rest in neighboring Bullskin Township.

The floods hit when five inches of rain fell in about two hours Sunday night.

The city declared a state of emergency, and has been working with emergency officials and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Restoring homes, roads, bridges and utilities is expected to cost several million dollars.

The district's schools were supposed to open Monday, but that's been pushed back to September 6th.

 
 

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