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Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:53PM
Heavy rainfall on Thursday in the US State of Pennsylvania has caused one of the worst flash floods in decades while damaging homes and cars in several cities.

Heavy rainfall on Thursday in the US State of Pennsylvania has caused one of the worst flash floods in decades while damaging homes and cars in several cities.

Heavy rainfall on Thursday in the US state of Pennsylvania has caused one of the worst flash floods in decades while damaging homes and cars in several cities.

Police and fire departments are cleaning the damage caused by the flash flooding in Kinsman in Trumbull County, and Greenville in Mercer County.

Both towns received three inches of rain in a little more than a one hour period and forecasters worried more was on the way when they issued the Flash Flood Warning on Thursday evening.

The rising flood waters on Stewart Avenue at South Mercer Street in Greenville turned the road into a dangerous river.

In Greenville, a pick-up truck was left behind after it became stuck in high water and it's owner had to be rescued. A similar situation left a mini-van in water after neighbors said the woman and three kids inside were able to wade through the water to safety.

"If it's high water, you don't even know how deep it is. Just try to find a different way because you never know what's under the water," said Sgt. Paul Molton, with the Greenville Police Department.

Another stranded driver had to be rescued from a truck in Hempfield Township. Also in Hempfield, an underpass was closed due to flooding.

Many neighbors agreed this was the worst flooding they have seen in 30 years.

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