- Rescuers were seen in a video plucking people off a roof as the Schuylkill River flooded.
- Flooding levels for the river broke records, according to the National Weather Service.
- Remnants of Hurricane Ida left a trail of damage and flooding across the Northeast and killed at least 14 people.
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Rescuers were seen in a video plucking people off a roof in a town just north of Philadelphia on Thursday after the Schuylkill River flooded, as the
Footage from NBC10 Philadelphia shows a rescue boat pulling up to a house surrounded by murky water and saving two people from off the roof.
-NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) September 2, 2021
In Philadelphia, the river overran its banks and flooded streets and neighborhoods.
Flooding levels for the Schuylkill River broke records, according to the National Weather Service, with water reaching a height of 26.85 feet (8.18m) at its peak.
Flash flooding occurred throughout the region on Wednesday, NBC10 reported, with water rescues taking place in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lehigh counties. The storms battered the northeast on Wednesday night, drenching New York City, killing at least 14 people and spawning dangerous tornadoes in New Jersey and Maryland.
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