Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ways that you can help those devastated by the storm.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy dumped water on moviegoers at the former Destinta movie theater Monday night.
Heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy dumped water on moviegoers at the Phoenix Big Cinema on Monday night. Patrons sitting inside theater No. 16 told emergency responders they “smelled something electrical” around 8:30 p.m. while the movie was playing. Kirwan Heights fire Chief Mark Lewis said the water that flooded inside was contained to that one theater. He did not know how many people were inside the theater or which movie was playing at the time. Lewis said it appeared that there had been a leak in the theater’s ceiling for some time and the heavy rain from Sandy exacerbated the problem. Lewis estimated the Kirwan Heights area received about three inches of rain. “It was an old leak,” Lewis said. “When you get all of this rain, it just let…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Upper St. Clair is under a high wind warning and a flood watch.
Upper St. Clair officials are preparing for the projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. "The Public Works Department has been preparing our emergency equipment and monitoring the storm track since Friday. In conjunction with our administration, fire department and police department, we will be making final adjustments Monday morning as the storm nears our region," stated George Kostelich, director of public works. "We are in communication with Allegheny County Emergency Management personnel to gain the latest information with respect to the storm," stated Matthew Serakowski, township manager. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning and flood watch for Upper St. Clair. The high wind warning goes into effect at noon …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Be careful out there!
A flood watch has been issued for Allegheny County and surrounding areas until 4 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Moon Township. The forecast calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall with a high near 69 degrees. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Is there flooding by your home? Upload your photos to the right and share your experience in the comments below.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The view around town during a late-season snow storm in Upper St. Clair.
It's not every year the National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning in March. The dipping temperatures turned Thursday's heavy rain into snow. "The snow is kind of a blessing," public works director George Kostelich said, "Because we didn't need anymore rain." Upper St. Clair saw one and a quarter inches of rain on Thursday, which set a new record for rainfall on March 10. Kostelich said there was a report of one flooded basement and a handful of "minor issues." After the record rainfall, Upper St. Clair received 3.1 inches of snow. "Most of the snow didn't stick," Kostelich said. "We had more issues with the rain." The public works crews salted once in the morning. Kostelich said they are in good shape with materials; they're …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The National Weather Service said to expect heavy, wet snow to fall at a rate of about an inch an hour starting around midnight
The National Weather service confirmed what people were lamenting throughout much of Thursday's soggy afternoon: That a storm from Eastern Ohio will make its way into Allegheny County around midnight, bringing with it a "band of heavy, wet snow." While the area had been operating under a flood warning throughout most of Thursday, the report added another alert to the list: a winter storm warning. The report also stated that snow could fall at a rate of an inch an hour – and that showers would persist through 2 p.m. Friday. Four to eight inches of snow accumulation is expected. What about the ride to work and school tomorrow? “Rush hour will likely be extremely hazardous,” the National Weather Service report confirmed. The state Department …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Upper St. Clair missed the ice storm Tuesday, but we are still not in the clear.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Palko said southern Allegheny County just missed a storm Monday night into Tuesday that was expected to bring as much as 3 inches of snow and a half-inch of ice. "The precipitation was as timed but the temperature moved," he said Tuesday morning. "It was a matter of 1 or 2 degrees. Go up Interstate 79 25 or 50 miles and there is a half-inch of ice on everything." Upper St. Clair escaped from the storm system mostly unscathed -- with rain falling intermittently from the early morning hours into the afternoon. Crews only had to salt the roads once -- around 5:30 a.m. -- to treat some minor icing. "Anytime we end up on the good side of the storm, we're thankful," Director of Public Works George …