Heavy Rains Caused Severe Flooding in Elk County

Published 05/21 2014 05:11PM

Updated 05/21 2014 05:36PM

Heavy rains caused severe flooding for Ridgeway in Elk County. People were rescued off of roofs, kids have been evacuated from their schools and water is covering many major roads.

Drivers were told to stay off of the roads as nearly a foot of water covered some spots, while fire departments were evacuating houses. More than three inches of rain has fallen in four hours.

The Ridgeway Fire Chief says more than 100 people either have been or need to be rescued from the rising water.

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