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Flooding in Hays and Butler

The lid from a manhole cover sits next to the flooded sewer that it was pushed up from on Comer St. along Baldwin Rd. in Hays where floods and debris closed roads on Thursday, July 6, 2017. “It was like a volcano, it was shooting up so high the lid came off,” said Lincoln Park resident Lacey Hoover, 13, of the surge of water that pushed the manhole cover off its resting place and rocks into the road. Ms. Hoover was visiting her grandmother on the street when heavy rains caused the flooding. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Lacey Hoover, left, 13, and her sister Kelsey, 10, of Lincoln Place, sit across the street from their grandmother’s house as a crew from PWSA cleans up Comer St. along Baldwin Rd. in Hays where floods and debris closed roads on Thursday, July 6, 2017. “It was like a volcano, it was shooting up so high the lid came off,” said Lacey of the surge of water that pushed a manhole cover off its resting place and rocks into the road. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Rocks and debris displaced by area flooding come to rest in front of a car parked on Comer St. in Hays on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Adjoining pieces of Baldwin Rd. and Streets Run Rd. were closed due to flooding. “It was blowing our minds watching them roll down the street” said Lacey Hoover of the large rocks being pushed down the street from a surge of water. Ms. Hoover, 13, of Lincoln Place, was visiting her grandmother that lives in the house pictured back left. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Rocks and debris displaced by area flooding come to rest in front of a car parked on Comer St. as a crew from PWSA tries to clear the road on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Hays. Adjoining pieces of Baldwin Rd. and Streets Run Rd. were closed due to flooding. “It was blowing our minds watching them roll down the street” said Lacey Hoover of the large rocks being pushed down the street from a surge of water. Ms. Hoover, 13, of Lincoln Place, was visiting her grandmother that lives on the street. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Jace Frederick, 9, shovels mud from the driveway of his family’s home on West New Castle St. near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. Strong storms flooded dozens of homes in the area last night. The basement and first floor of Frederick’s home were flooded. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Jessie Hernandez stands on the sidewalk on W Brady St as crews cleanup after flooding damaged dozens of homes near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. The basement of Hernandez’s home was completely flooded. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Crews cleanup W. Brady St. after flooding damaged dozens of homes near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
A car that was moved by flooding sits in a vacant on W. Brady St. as crews cleanup flooding damage near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Corrine Klein, of Butler, takes photos of Sullivan Run during a walk with her children, Aubree and John near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. Sullivan Run flooded after storms last night and damaged dozens of homes in the area. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Neighbors Brian Kendrick and Sarah Ross stand on Brady St. as crews cleanup after flooding damaged dozens of homes near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. Both Kendrick and Ross’s basements completely flooded. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Joe Gray, the engineer for the city of Butler, watches as crews clear debris from the W. Brady St. bridge over Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. The stream flooded overnight during heavy storms damaging dozens of area homes. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Matt Williams, of 544 West Brady, cleans out his basement after intense flooding damaged dozens of homes near Sullivan Run in Butler, Pa. on July 6, 2017. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)