Rescuers are plucking people off roofs near Philadelphia as the Schuylkill River hits record flood levels

Two people have been rescued from a roof in a city north of Philadelphia.

Two people are rescued from a roof in a town north of Philadelphia as the Schuylkill River overflows. NBC 10

  • Rescuers were featured in a video picking people off a roof as the Schuylkill River overflowed.

  • The river’s flooding broke records, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Remains of Hurricane Ida have left a trail of damage and flooding in the northeast, killing at least 14 people.

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Rescuers were seen Thursday in a video picking people off a roof in a town just north of Philadelphia after the Schuylkill River flooded, while the remains of Hurricane Ida left a trail of damage in the northeast.

Images from NBC10 Philadelphia depicts a lifeboat pulling into a house surrounded by murky water and rescuing two people from the roof.

In Philadelphia, the river overflowed and flooded streets and neighborhoods.

Flood levels for the Schuylkill River broke records, according to the National Weather Service, with water reaching a height of 26.85 feet at its peak.

Flooding occurred across the region on Wednesday, NBC10 reported, with water rescues taking place in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Lehigh counties. The storms ravaged the Northeast Wednesday night, drenching New York City, killing at least 14 people and triggering dangerous tornadoes in New Jersey and Maryland.

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