Thursday, July 2, 2015

Philadelphia woman dies in flood

Philadelphia woman apparently drowned in her car after she was caught in a flash flood in East Germantown, police said today.

Philadelphia woman dies in flood

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Philadelphia woman apparently drowned in her car after she was caught in a flash flood in East Germantown, police said today.

The 27-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, called her father late Wednesday night and told him she was trapped by flash flooding at the corner of Musgrave and Haines. The girl also told her father, who is a Philadelphia police officer, that she had called 911, police said. When her father didn't hear from her again, he filed a missing persons report. 

Shortly before noon Thursday, police found the woman's SUV and had it towed to a lot in West Philadelphia. Later, officers discovered her body in the backseat.

That section of Germantown experienced heavy flooding Wednesday night. Police described the death as a "tragedy," and urged motorists to always be on the lookout for flash floods when driving in heavy rain.

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