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Severe flooding damages Elk County

May 21, 2014

Photo submitted by Jennifer McLaughlin – Shown is a portion of downtown Ridgway affected by Wednesday's flooding. 

Torrential downpours overnight throughout Elk County closed or washed out several roadways, and damaged several vehicles and structures throughout Wednesday.
"This was a quick storm with a lot of water in a short period of time," said Mike McAllister, Elk County Emergency Services director. "We had a number of incidents countywide, from Highland Township to Jay Township, and in between, but Ridgway Borough really took the brunt of it."

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