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2 missing after flooding in Northeast

Published: 6/30/13 @ 12:00


Associated Press

FORT PLAIN, N.Y.

Two people were missing after heavy rains inundated the Northeast and led to severe flooding in some areas, officials said Saturday.

A woman in upstate New York’s Mohawk Valley is unaccounted for after her mobile home was washed away by rising waters Friday in Fort Plain, Police Chief Robert Thomas said. Officials identified her as Ethel Healey.

In Pennsylvania, officials said an 86-year-old Clinton County man was swept into a rain-swollen creek Thursday while trying to retrieve an ATV. State police did not release the man’s name.

A number of communities in the Northeast experienced flash flooding as a result of heavy rain Thursday and Friday. More was expected in some areas Saturday, including northern Vermont, where the National Weather Service posted a flash- flood warning for the Burlington area.