Great Week at the Fair Despite Heavy Rains Canceling Thursday Events



Cameron County Fair officials chose to cancel Thursday’s scheduled activities due to heavy rains and flooding across the area.

While the fairgrounds itself did not suffer any damage from the torrential downpour that occurred on Thursday afternoon, areas of downtown Emporium filled up with water and required a response from emergency services agencies to pump out basements and close some roads.

Areas around the Borough of Emporium received more than three inches of rain in an hour. Streams did not flood, as thankfully they were quite low prior to the storm, but storm drains were unable to keep up with the vast amount of water entering into them.


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