Leftovers of Hurricane Ida ravage the Philadelphia area
Late yesterday evening, the Philadelphia area was subjected to brutal storms from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, with the peak of the storm being arguably one of the worst in the area in a long time. There were tornados, vicious floods. It was like the apocalypse itself had come to the city.
I was in arguably one of the worst sections of last night’s storm, the southern portion of Montgomery County. If you don’t know, MontCo is just north of Philadelphia County. So instead of staying safe, I had to traverse through the floods and fire to referee a Division 3 volleyball game (I don’t understand the rules of volleyball, but that’s a story for another time).
While on the way there around 5:30 eastern, there were at least two tornadoes that touched down near me, one right where I was working and the other about 20 seconds from my home. Luckily, nobody I know of was hurt, but the aftereffects of the rain across Philadelphia were remarkable.
According to Montgomery County Incidents, I saw at most 116 emergencies going on simultaneously in my county. Some areas got it worse than here, with dozens of houses in Mullica Hill being ripped apart.
On my way back home later that evening, there were trees fallen everywhere, down wires, metal signs bent in half, at least a dozen fire trucks and ambulances. It was nothing like I’d ever seen before. The most confusing portion was passing seven empty cars in the middle of the road. There was no flooding or damage. The cars were just left there scattered.
Unfortunately, I didn’t capture any of the scenes myself. I was too busy looting the abandoned vehicles on the side of the road.
Luckily, Facebook and Twitter were able to record last night’s events. We have people fishing on the highway in Philadelphia, and I’m almost positive I saw a few canoes being taken out as well.
Former Philadelphia Eagles wideout Freddie Mitchell had to be saved from his home via boat after his house was submerged from the flood. After the fact Mitchell had to run to Walmart to get clothes in his underwear because all of his clothes were ruined in the flood.
I know so many are without power, and I hope everyone is back home and safe. Rumors have told me that Ben Simmons might’ve had something to do with this but can’t guarantee that it was the case. My working theory is Rich Paul channeled his anger towards the Philly faithful through governmental weather control, but that information is a work in progress.
Last night’s storms don’t look to have any effect on Philadelphia sports. The Eagles are still practicing while the Phillies are on the road until next Thursday. Hurricane season is still upon us, so hopefully, no other storms will hit the east coast, and football season will continue as scheduled.
Mandatory Credit: Philly Voice