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Philadelphia Suburbs Flooded in Downpour

September 16, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A downpour damaged homes, turned streets into rivers and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in Philadelphia's western suburbs. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

More than 8 inches of rain fell in parts of Chester County, swelling the Brandywine River and its tributaries beyond their banks. Schools shut down and about 150,000 customers lost electricity.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Chester County and parts of Berks and Montgomery counties through the night.

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