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Red Cross offering flood relief services for South Hills residents

Brian C. Rittmeyer
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The parking lot of the Trolley Stop Inn in Bethel Park after flash floods wreaked havoc on the area Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Storms brought flooding at Route 88 at Kings School Rd. in Bethel Park on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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A vehicle and other debris rest smashed up against the Bower Hill Road Bridge as people look into McLaughlin Run during cleanup efforts Thursday, June 21, 2018, following flooding Wednesday evening.
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A resident along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township is taken to safety by a water rescue team Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after flash flooding inundated his home.
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Paul and Julene Sabolik wait on the roof of their home along Green Hollow Lane in Cook Township after flood waters rushed into their single-story home along the Loyalhanna Creek on June 20.
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Brent Kineer, a resident along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township is met by a water rescue team Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after flash flooding inundated his home. He was his cats in the bags.
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A resident along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township is taken to safety by a water rescue team Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after flash flooding inundated his home.
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Jacci Harr sweeps water out of her garage after the creek next to her house flooded during a rain storm in New Derry Township on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Jacci Harr sweeps water out of her garage after the creek next to her house overflowed during a rain storm in New Derry Township on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Kendra Harr, 7, and Carol Kelly look at the overflowing creek next to their house in New Derry Township, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Kendra Harr, 7, helps her family sweep the water out of the garage after the creek next to her house flooded during a rain storm in New Derry Township on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Ron Pauza talks to Youngstown Fire Chief Barry Banker in the flooded backyard of his house at 2218 Raymond Ave. in Derry Township. “I don’t know what to do. I’ve got my deep freezer, new washer floating down there.”
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Ron Pauza's house at 2218 Raymond Ave. in Derry Township was deemed unsafe after about 20 feet of the basement wall of the house collapsed during the storm on Wednesday June 20, 2018.
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Tools at Steve Auto and Truck Repair on Josephine Street along the Lincoln Road Shopping Center were damage when water backed up along a stream at the shopping center. “It’s unreal. We lost hundreds of thousands of dollars,” in tools and equipment, said Steve Bly Jr., who owns the shop.
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A resident along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township wades in chest-high water Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after flash flooding inundated his home.
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A resident along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township wades in chest-high water Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after flash flooding inundated his home.
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Flooding that occurred in a neighborhood on Boucher Road, Ligonier Township on June 20, 2018.
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Bruce Chbrosky pauses as he works to remove mud-caked items from his home along Baldwin Street in Bridgeville on Thursday, June 21, 2018 during cleanup efforts following flooding on Wednesday night. Chbrosky said the water came up to the middle of his first floor and ruined most of what was inside. He said the home has been in his family since 1919 and he's lived there since 1971.

Services for South Hills residents hit by flooding last week will be available in Bridgeville on Monday.

The Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania will be at the First United Methodist Church, 244 Station St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Help is being offered to residents of Bridgeville, South Park and Bethel Park whose homes were damaged by flooding on Wednesday night, Red Cross spokesman Dan Tobin said.

Help available includes cleanup kits, temporary shelter and financial assistance, based on need, Tobin said. If the Red Cross is unable to help, caseworkers will be able to direct people to other agencies.

The Red Cross had first opened its flood service relief center at the church Saturday. Tobin could not say how many were helped that day.

Since the flooding happened, the Red Cross has helped about 110 people, Tobin said.

Residents coming to the church for help should bring identification and proof of where they live, he said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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