CHERRY CITY, Pa. -- Dozens of students had to be rescued from their school bus that became stranded in rising flood waters near Pittsburgh Wednesday morning.
Crews from Cherry City Fire used an inflatable raft to help evacuate 41 passengers on the bus as the waters rose quickly along the neighborhood.
There were no reports of any injuries.
Rescue crews also had to help evacuate 10 others from nearby homes that were flooding.
Rivers and creeks rose suddenly around the region as torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida dropped 2-4 inches within several hours.
Town evacuated amid dam break
Over in Johnstown, a Flash Flood Emergency was issued after reports the Wilmore Dam was suffering an "uncontrolled release" of water, threatening towns downstream.
Officials ordered the evacuation of the entire town of Wilmore, but so far there are no reports of any damage or injuries.
Heavy rains were moving out of the Pennsylvania area Wednesday afternoon but creeks and rivers were still in danger of rising as the water runoff worked to drain downstream.