Emergency Services Provides Update regarding June 17 Storms
The Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services today released the following update at 12:15 p.m. regarding the storms that struck the region on June 17.
Turtle Creek remains under a state of emergency. County emergency services personnel are on site assisting with damage assessments. County public works employees are assisting the borough with heavy equipment for cleanup and infrastructure needs.
County emergency services and Red Cross personnel are assisting East McKeesport and Pitcairn with damage assessments.
The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains in contact with local emergency management coordinators in the areas most affected by the storms. The County will provide assistance as requested by the municipalities
McKeesport has requested personal cleanup kits for residents, and County Emergency Services is working with the Red Cross to provide the kits.
The emergency shelters at East Allegheny High School and the Pitcairn Fire Department have closed.
Lower Longeay Road in Wilkins Township and Penn Hills is closed due to flood damage. The road requires asphalt repairs.
Pitcairn Road in Pitcairn had restricted traffic due to debris on the roadway, but it is now open to traffic while cleanup continues.
Jacks Run Road in Ross Township had a mud slide that closed the road this morning. Cleanup is under way, and the road is open to traffic during cleanup.
Stroschein Road in Monroeville had restricted traffic due to a mud slide and debris. Cleanup has started and the road is open to traffic.
Spring Garden Road in Reserve Township has some debris on the road. Cleanup is under way, and the road is open to traffic during cleanup.
Camp Horne Road in Kilbuck Township experienced a mud slide last night. Cleanup has been completed the road is open.
Wible Run Road in Shaler Township was down to one lane last night due to a mud slide. Cleanup has been completed, and the road is now open.
Spring Run Road in Crescent Township has been reopened, and cleanup is under way.
Painters Run Road in Carnegie experienced catch-basin flooding last night. The road is now open.
Enlow Road in North Fayette Township was closed last night due to a downed tree, which has since been removed. The road is now open.
Baldwin Road in the South Hills had a mud slide today blocking the road, but it has been cleared and is now open.
Minor debris removal and shoulder repairs will continue throughout the day on numerous county roads, but the work will not affect traffic.
The Courthouse experienced limited water damage on the fifth floor due to the high winds and rain. County public works personnel are repairing the roof and cleaning water-damaged areas.
The County Office Building sub-basement had approximately two inches of standing water during the height of the storm due to storm sewers backing up from high volumes. The water has receded, and public works personnel are cleaning the area.
The Heath Department Building at 3441 Forbes Avenue had minor water in its basement, which has since been pumped out.
There was minor flooding on the lower level of the Lexington Office Building in Point Breeze. County public works crews are cleaning the area.
As of 11:50 a.m., Duquesne Light was reporting 5,600 power outages throughout Allegheny County, which is down from 5,900 at 8:00 a.m. This is includes: 1,500 in Penn Hills; 1,300 in Monroeville; 600 in Churchill; 550 in McKeesport; 550 in Wilkinsburg; and 650 in Pittsburgh.
The County’s 9-1-1 Center received an average of 1,100 calls per hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. By 10:30 p.m., call volume had returned to normal, which is approximately 280 calls per hour.