Some of the craziest storm footage from last weekend in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh
On June 13, Pittsburgh and the surrounding area were hit by very intense storms bringing a deluge of rain, high winds and even hailstones. The property damage was widespread and tens of thousands of Pittsburghians lost power, and many still have not recovered power. Parts of the area received about 2 inches of rain in a very short period of time.
Naturally, along with the well-known hills and valleys in the area, this resulted in flash floods in several different places, landslides, fallen trees and a lot of debris washed away. The storm also appeared suddenly, so several drivers encountered roads filled with water.
Here are some of the most striking images of the storm:
What appears to be a fuel tank was washed away in the Ohio River near the West End Bridge, as beloved Pittsburgh photographer Dave DiCello captured. Another Twitter user appears to have captured video of the same fuel tank floating on Sawmill Run through the Seldom Seen Greenway in Beechview.
Seen the same reservoir upstream at Seldom Seen Greenway pic.twitter.com/ugYBOs5vIv
– Mark Malecky (@MMalecky) June 14, 2021
A red Jeep found itself in deep water on a ramp leading to I-376 in Squirrel Hill. The water eventually spun the vehicle onto its side and pushed it against the retaining wall.
It’s … not ideal pic.twitter.com/bWPlTW7MDE
– Mitchell Nagy ⚾️ (@mryannagy) June 13, 2021
This ramp at Squirrel Hill also claimed more car fatalities, as TribLive reporter Natasha Lindstrom captured drivers exiting flood waters and turning to avoid the rising tide.
A car right in front of me almost took off at the underpass connecting #Pittsburghfrom the Squirrel Hill exit to the I-376 slip road.
As I walked home and warned the other drivers to turn around in the event of a flood, some asked, “Well, how flooded is it? … Like, totally flooded? #TurnAroundDontDrown https://t.co/geiXKwiRRK pic.twitter.com/uRCCngjRzJ
– Natasha Lindstrom (@NewsNatasha) June 13, 2021
Another vehicle got stuck in Bates Street on the ramp to I-376 in Oakland. According to a Twitter user, the driver and her dog were stuck in the flood waters for some time, but she and the dog managed to get to safety.
– Sara Podvasnik (@ MsP412) June 14, 2021
The intersection of Reynolds and Murtland Streets at Point Breeze was inundated with water for some time, creating a pond-like atmosphere in the East End neighborhood.
Reynolds Street and Murtland at Point Breeze pic.twitter.com/4bGEAmOMag
– Katherine Osth (@kathyosth) June 14, 2021
Point Breeze was particularly hard hit by the storm, as photos by Pam Harbin, a Pittsburgh Public School board member, show several trees blown down by the storm, including one that appears to have struck a parked vehicle .
Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, Storm Code Red. pic.twitter.com/H4CcXrb6Vv
– Pam Harbin (@PamHarbinPGH) June 14, 2021
Pittsburgh City Paper photographer Jared wickerham captured footage of a fallen tree and power line in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood, effectively shutting down a section of Greenfield Avenue.