Man Jumps From Car Roof to Escape Severe Pittsburgh Flooding

Severe flash floods hit Pittsburgh and Allegheny County on the night of June 20, prompting a state of emergency to be declared in Bethel Park.

“The South Hills in general has been hit very hard, but absolutely Bethel Park seems to be where the most damage is,” a spokeswoman for Allegheny County told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

No injuries were reported at the time of publication.

The National Weather Service had earlier issued a flash flood warning for Central Washington and Southern Allegheny counties.

This footage shows cars nearly submerged by floodwaters, as debris floats downstream. An individual can be seen amid the floodwaters standing on the roof of their vehicle, this video shows them jumping off the car’s roof to escape the flooding. Credit: Anthony Valente via Storyful