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Raccoon Rushes Away From Flood Waters, Takes A Long Rest On Oakdale Borough Steps

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

OAKDALE BOROUGH (KDKA) -- As flood waters rushed through Oakdale Borough on Wednesday, a raccoon swam to safety and needed a long rest and recovery on the steps of an area business.

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through Western Pennsylvania, numerous areas and various roadways were overtaken by rushing flood waters.

Oakdale Borough Flooding
(Photo Credit: Jeff Roupe/KDKA)

That was certainly the case in Oakdale Borough, where Clinton Avenue was under several feet of water.

As the water levels rose, a raccoon swam to safety, finding higher ground on the steps of an area business.

Nearly 12 hours later, after a long rest on those steps where he found safety, the raccoon was able to scurry away.

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