- LIFT working to help others through ramp donations
- Elk Co. man convicted in 'leftover' pot trial
- Hundreds of shoppers check out the 100-mile yard sale
- 6 local airports receiving funding
- Truck crashes within feet of house in Elk Co.
- Elk Co. man arrested for stabbing man, leading officers on chase
- Man dies after car crashes into tree
- Elk Co. gas leak fixed in several hours
- Ridgway pool to reopen in time for holiday weekend
- Elk Co. high rise residents could return home sooner
- September trial for woman in crash that killed 6
- Woman laid off in Elk Co., pursues dream
- Crash in Elk Co. sends two to hospital
- Retirees help with Ridgway carnival ground rebuilding
- Children in Elk Co. learn how fun reading can be
- Elk County to get fed disaster help for flooding
- Elk Co. flood damage assessments continue
- Red Cross service center changing locations in Elk Co.
- Flood recovery continues in Elk Co.
- Help for flooding victims can be found at Ridgway Fire Hall
- Officials called to a water rescue in Elk Co.
- Federal officials, local representatives reviewing Elk Co. flood impact
- ATA helps seniors impacted by flooding
- Ridgway businesses cleaning up, working to reopen quickly
- Residents relying on each other for help in flood recovery
- Ridgway Fire Department assisting with flooded basements
- State officials surveying Elk Co. flood damage
- Recovery begins in Elk County after massive flooding
- Ridgway businesses begin to clean up after flood
- People rescued from severe flooding in Elk County
- Residents forced to evacuate homes as flood water rise
- Ridgway officials already planning to prevent next flood
- Covering flood damage has residents concerned
- More than 100 people evacuated in Elk Co. flooding
- Residents shocked by flooding in Elk Co.
- Major flooding in Elk County
- Flooding reported in Elk County
- Boy expected to recover after being hit by SUV
- Police investigating theft of cemetery vases
- Former Elk Co. humane society volunteer sentenced
- Child struck by vehicle in Elk Co.
- Several area schools score high on state performance profile
- Elk Co. YMCA to expand pool, enabling handicap access
- Fire destroys Elk County home
- Elk Co. home damaged in blaze
- School left to repair damages caused by burglars
- Police investigating burglary at Elk Co. school
- Elk Co. company blames human error of deadly blast
- PIAA plan would limit athletics at charter schools
- Drivers to see traffic delays in Elk Co.
- Fire in Elk Co. destroys barn Saturday
- Elk Co. roadway reopens after crash
- Four injured in Elk Co. crash
- Elk Co. man arrested on child porn charges
- Students learn dance to raise money for playground
Flood recovery continues in Elk Co.
Updated: Sunday, May 25 2014, 11:27 AM EDT
By: Lauren Hensley
RIDGWAY, Pa.-- Damage assessment and clean-up efforts are continuing in Elk County after Wednesday's strong storms brought heavy rain, causing the Clarion River to flood. But the community is defining resiliency, as the recovery effort is underway.
Congressman Glenn Thompson was joined by members of the Federal and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agencies, FEMA and PEMA, to take a look at the damage left behind by Wednesday night's flood. But according to these visitors, what's most impressive is how the community is moving forward.
"You look at the force of the water and what it did inside of these businesses and inside of these homes, it is just complete and utter devastation," Rep. Glenn "G.T." Thompson, (R) 5th District said.
"The neighbors from that house are power washing my house," flood victim Linda Zimmerman, said.
6News crews saw neighbors helping neighbors, a community business donating pizza and delivering the pizzas door-to-door to the victims and there was an outpouring of support from local nonprofits. As of Saturday, there has been no disaster declaration made by FEMA, but borough officials hope this tour might showcase why this declaration is needed.
"The way it is going to help as I understand it, it is going to give the ability for the citizens or smaller business owners to get loans that are very low interest rate," Kim Zimmerman, borough manager said