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Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes

Penn State research shows most cities and boroughs in the state are projected to face higher flood risks by the year 2099.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘We lost everything’: Montco residents flock to resource center for help recovering from Ida

The remnants of Hurricane Ida pounded the region with heavy rain and fierce wind.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding, including in Pennsylvania

“(W)hen hurricanes occur the rainfall associated with them is more intense because of human-induced climate change and Ida will not be an exception."
By Reid Frazier

Flash flooding swamps parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are facing another round of rain after they were swamped by a series of storms that the National Weather Service said caused a rare flash flood emergency. Forecasters say the storms dumped 6 to 10 inches of rain in just 3 to 4 hours, swelling the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Burlington County, New Jersey.

By The Associated Press