Drivers in Walnutport were diverted around a mudslide on Route 145 on Tuesday. It was the result of heavy downpours brought to the Northern Lehigh area by Tropical Storm Isaias.
The storm packed a quick punch, dropping several inches of sometimes blinding rain in just a few hours, leaving roads flooded and covered in debris.
"A lot of leaves on the trees and the ponding of the water. It makes it real slippery when you go through so people really have to watch out out there...Kind of crazy ya know," said John Quattrocchi of Slatington.
One car's windshield was smashed after the driver collided with a fallen tree on another section of Route 145.
Just down the road, News 13 ran into Al Fennell, who was on his way to purchase a shop vac to start sucking water out of his flooded basement.
"I look in the one corner of my basement and it's coming in that way, I look in the other corner of my basement, I'm like 'We're done! Get everything upstairs' so we get everything upstairs and just let it ride out, pump it out later because there's nothing you can do at that point," said Fennell.
It's not the first time his basement has flooded but in 2020, every obstacle in life feels just a little more challenging for all of us.
"Way too much going on right now. We've got a pandemic, now we've got a hurricane coming through. It's a good time for everybody except us," said Fennell.