Hurricane Ida causes flooding and forces boat evacuations in the Philadelphia Area
The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped 6”-8” of rain on Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 1. The city awoke to major flooding Thursday morning. The Schuylkill River, projected to crest at 9am, reached Major Flood Stage sending vast amounts of water into the city’s business district. Major highways such as I-676 and I-76 were shut down due to flooding and the Philadelphia Fire Department had to rescue some residents by boat.