Northampton County is in ‘recovery mode’ following Tropical Storm Ida

Written by on September 3, 2021

Northampton County is in ‘recovery mode’ following Tropical Storm Ida

By Hayden Mitman

September 3, 2021

Motorists drive through a flooded intersection during Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. The storm spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane along the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Emergency teams in Northampton County are in “recovery mode” following multiple water rescues, road closures and power outages throughout the county.

Becky Bartlett, the county’s deputy director of administration, said EMS teams rescued several drivers from flooded waterways overnight on Wednesday. 

The rain caused river levels to rise throughout the county, with the Lehigh River edging out over 13 feet in Walnutport and 19 feet in Bethlehem. The river crested to major flood stage in Glendon hitting just over 24 feet. 

In Easton, the Delaware river rose to minor flood stage at just over 22 feet.  

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