Four bodies were recovered in Upper Makefield Township on Sunday morning in the aftermath of the Saturday evening storm that cause flash flooding in Bucks County, Pa. About 100 first responders from across the region are still searching for an adult, a 9-month-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl, according to journalist Tom Sofield of NewtownPANow.
The coroner’s office and Upper Makefield Township authorities have not released the names of the dead or missing. Some of the victims were not locals, officials told reporters.
More than six inches of rain fell in Upper Makefield and Lower Makefield townships Saturday. Eleven cars were caught in the flooding on Saturday evening near Houghs Creek, the Delaware Canal, and the Delaware River in Upper Makefield Township. The worst flooding was along the 1000 block of Washington Crossing Road, according to firefighters.
The American Red Cross has set up an emergency assistance location at the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company station on South Main Street in Yardley.
As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Taylorsville Road from Washington Crossing Road (Route 532) to I-295 was closed, and River Road between Washington Crossing Road (Route 532) and Mt. Eyre Road was closed.