Hurricane Irene impact in Northeast Philadelphia [VIDEO]

We knew Hurricane Irene would have an impact on the Northeast, only now are we started to get a better sense of what that impact was.

Above, photographer Joe Kaczmarek takes a shot of Northeast resident Hugh Owens, who just had his truck crushed at Solly and Castor. Find all of his work here, including a flooded Roosevelt Boulevard during Saturday night.

Sadly, though Owens was uninjured, as we reported this morning, a few people weren’t as lucky.

If you have photos, send them to info [at] neastphilly [dot] com, or use our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Below, we share some reader submitted videos and photos of Irene’s path.

Holmesburg Civic Association President Fred Moore shared this video, also posted on the Frankford Gazette, with a message: I was at Pennypack Creek and Frankford Ave at 8:30 AM Sunday.  Missed the high water peak by about 30 minutes.  Still plenty of water going under the bridge.  I’d say it was about equal to – maybe just shy of Hurricane Floyd.  About 2 feet from the top of the two larger arches.  Appears to be less debris buildup at the bridge than with Floyd. 11 minute composite video from the railroad trestle at the back St Dom’s cemetery to just downstream from the 1697 King’s Highway Bridge at Frankford Ave.  Including confused great blue heron.

Here’s a collection of photos submitted by NEast Philly readers. See if you can spot your neighborhood beneath the water and downed trees.

Find a roundup of photos of Irene’s damage in Frankford here on the Gazette.

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