Flooding in Connellsville PA August 28, 2016
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August 28, 2016 flood waters rose in Connellsville, PA. Connellsville residents were hit hard Sunday night when a severe storm dumped 5.12 inches of rain on the Fayette County city within two hours, according to the National Weather Service.
Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln declared a state of emergency for the city because of the extreme flooding. In a statement, the mayor said that at least a dozen people had been rescued since late Sunday.
A state of emergency has been declared and a nightly curfew instituted in Connellsville, where severe flooding from Sunday night's storms has caused widespread damage to homes, vehicles and streets.
The Connellsville Area School District also was closed Monday, which would have been the district’s first day of school. Superintendent Philip Martell issued a statement Monday afternoon announcing that schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of the flooding. According to Mr. Martell, most of the school buildings received minor damage, the majority of which occurred at the high school.
Sunday, September 11, 2016, a team of six from Ohio left to minister to the people of Connellsville. Pray for the safety of our team and for the people they are taking the love of Jesus to.