Water rescues, flooding in Schuylkill County


PINE GROVE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY – Drenching overnight rain is causing flooding in part of Schuylkill County Thursday morning.

Eyewitness News received several reports of water rescues and roads washed out in the Pine Grove area.

North End Fire Company crews said they encountered swift water as they performed multiple water rescues early Thursday morning. A kitten was found floating on a log in flood water, and was saved by a firefighter.

Several people report flooded basements and yards due to the flash flooding.

Emergency crews are reminding all drivers to turn around if a road is flooded, and never attempt to drive through water if you cannot see the road.

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