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Heavy rains prompt evacuations, rescues in Pa

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Emergency officials say flooding from heavy rains in the Philadelphia area prompted scores of rescues and evacuations.

Bill Turner, watch officer at Chester County emergency management, said more than 62 people were rescued from vehicles overnight, most after driving past closed road signs and barriers. He said three other people trapped in homes by flooding were also rescued in the county.

No serious injuries were reported. Turner said about 100 roads remained closed before dawn.

The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania reports three dozen people at a shelter at a local high school.

The National Weather Service reports 6.6 inches of rain in one part of the county. Forecasters said five and one-half inches or more fell in Delaware and Montgomery counties and almost five inches in Philadelphia.

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