The victims of the deadly flooding in Higher Makefield Saturday evening vary in age from 63 to 9 months, Higher Makefied Hearth Chief Tim Brewer stated at a information convention Sunday morning. The infant and different relations are nonetheless lacking.
Brewer didn’t determine the victims, however stated that one household has been severely impacted by the catastrophe. 4 persons are nonetheless thought-about lacking, three females and one male.
Two different ladies and one man have been confirmed useless after a prepare of rain slammed into Bucks County, swelling the Delaware River and pushing floodwaters out of creeks and inlets.
Dozens of motorists in Higher Makefield have been swamped because the rising waters pushed onto roadways, inflicting some to desert their autos, and others to be swept away.
The confirmed victims have been stated to be two females and one male.
“We don’t assume anyone drove into it,” Brewer stated in regards to the rising water. They have been … on that street when it occurred. Inside minutes the street went from satisfactory to having 4 to 5 ft of raging water, he stated.
Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck confirmed the fatalities Saturday evening, however little info has been supplied about who they have been or how they died.
Two of the useless have been discovered collectively in a single space and the third was present in a separate location, Buck stated.
Rescuers stated the terrain across the Houghs Creek that flows into the Delaware has made looking for the victims troublesome, and extra rain that fell Sunday added to the difficulties.