Tyler McDoughal and Mickey Horne, Killian and Sons employees, used a Skid Steer to get the initial debris out of the way and then bring them closer so they could remove the rest to allow the water to drain. Rainwater flooded West Pike Street until the drain was unclogged by the two civilians.
Tracey Pollok, Brush Run Veterinary Clinic employee, sweeps out the water from inside the grooming area of the McMurray business on Valley Brook Road. The water from nearby Chartiers Creek came over the bank and flooded the business.
Alivia Kuhn, 18, sits by the drain in the garage making sure it doesn’t get clogged so the remnants of the water from the flood waters can drain from her family’s home in Venetia. The water was waist-high at one point. Peters Township and North Strabane fire departments helped to pump the water out after the surge of water.
The driveway of the O’Hare family in Venetia is decorated with remnants from their finished basement and garage. With the help of Peters Township and North Strabane fire departments the water was pumped out of the area so they could begin the cleaning process.
Kristy Fuller, owner of Kristy’s Kiddie Care in the McDonald Plaza in McDonald shows a photo she took with her cellphone as the flood waters overran her business Wednesday, July 10, 2013. In the background, Russ Lynch, left and Jason Danjou sweep out the mud and water from the back room of the childcare facility. This is the 2nd time in 10 years the plaza has flooded. The child care facility will temporarily move to McDonald Library till the cleanup is complete.