Storm causes damage, flooding around area

August 22, 2010

Chester officials say the storm tore apart half a dozen homes.

Many suffered extensive water damage after roofs were blown off.

The Commodore Barry Bridge lost scaffolding on the new ramp. As crews worked to clean up the mess, License and Inspection, the fire commissioner, and other officials spent the evening touring the area hardest hit by the storm. They were there to assess the impact, but also to provide a warm hug as some residents were in tears. According to the Chester Fire Department, 14 people are displaced by this storm. The Red Cross is helping find alternative shelter.

No injuries have been reported.

In Rose Valley, a tree fell on live wires on Longpoint Lane.

Smoke could be seen coming off the branches.

PECO workers responded to the area a short time later and shut off power.

Meanwhile, on Broad Street in South Philadelphia, the on-ramp to I-95 South became flooded.

Phillies fans leaving Citizens Bank Park due to a rain delay had to battle with the flooded street.

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