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Hurricane Irene Flood Video of Pennypack Creek

This is from Fred Moore:

I was at Pennypack Creek and Frankford Ave at 8:30 AM Sunday.  Missed the high water peak by about 30 minutes.  Still plenty of water going under the bridge.  I’d say it was about equal to – maybe just shy of Hurricane Floyd.  About 2 feet from the top of the two larger arches.  Appears to be less debris buildup at the bridge than with Floyd.
11 minute composite video from the railroad trestle at the back St Dom’s cemetery to just downstream from the 1697 King’s Highway Bridge at Frankford Ave.  Including confused great blue heron.

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Hurricane Irene in Frankford

I have to admit, I thought we might have made it through with very little damage in Frankford until I took the tour this afternoon.  I first had a look at the water level of the Frankford Creek where it crosses Wingohocking Street.  At 1 PM it was certainly higher than usual but not near flood stage.

Then I took a tour around the area.  There was a tree down at Wingohocking and Castor on the corner of the golf course.  There is another on Large at Adams in the parking lot of the pharmaceutical company.  It crushed the fence when it fell.

The was another fairly small tree down at Kinsey and Hedge Streets.  One of the homeowners said it fell at the beginning of the storm yesterday.

The big tree on the corner of Dyre and Frankford on the hospital property is down and blocking Frankford Avenue.

Another big tree on Oxford Avenue between Dyre and Oakland fell back against the big single home that it has been guarding all these years.

Finally in the 4700 block of Oakland a tall tree fell and landed on one car while damaging another.  Traffic is blocked there also.

This morning Joe Menkevich sent me these pictures of the home at the corner of Arrott and Horrocks.

I guess it could have been much worse.  You can see some of the pictures below.  Click on the image to see it full size.