Tropical Storm Lee’s lasting impact: Experts say to expect more flooding as temperatures rise and cities and suburbs expand

It’s not your imagination.

The storms that blot out the afternoon sun, bounce globs of water off the pavement, overrun the gutters, then vanish in a steamy mist — those storms are worse than they used to be.

Over the last 50 years in Pennsylvania, significant rain events — when more than an inch of rain falls within 24 hours — are up by 50 percent.

Rest of the article: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/09/tropical_storm_lees_lasting_im_4.html#incart_river_default

By JEFF FRANTZ, The Patriot-News

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