Tropical Storm Andrea

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7:44 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Hold Your Nose, Heavy Rain Brings Sewer Overflow

An old sewer manhole sits at the top of Rothgeb Park in Raleigh.
Credit Leoneda Inge

The weather forecast for the Triangle calls for more severe thunderstorms in the coming week, but they likely won’t be as bad as last week, when a downpour from Tropical Storm Andrea flooded streets, caused weak trees to tumble and resulted in hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewer water overflowing.

Records show the city of Raleigh experienced one of the largest sewer system overflows because of Andrea. This comes at a time when the capital city is already spending millions of dollars trying to up-grade water and sewer infrastructure.

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