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Early Morning Storms Flood Chester County

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The weather right now is the exact opposite of this morning. There was a tornado warning in Chester County this morning, and half a foot of rain fell in Coatsville.

"Both fire department shut down the roads. A team of crew members went in after she was stuck in the vehicle and pulled her out," recalls Jeremy Verrillo.

7 O'clock this morning in Downingtown and a woman learned why you're not supposed to drive through standing water. Jeremy Verrillo captured the whole thing on his cell phone.

"I think the sensors just shut down the car, so she got trapped and didn't expect that at all," says Verrillo.

In Caln Township, their municipal park was still underwater, hours after the rain stopped.

"We wanted to come down the road here and it was closed from all the storm damage," says Bill Reed.

"I've never seen it come up this far," says Mark Vail

Saturated swing sets, basketball courts covered, pavilions decorated with debris, creeks created out of nowhere, troubled waters overtaking the bridge, these sights were too adventurous for even the park's usual resident.

"It was a lot of rain in a little amount of time," says Vail.

The whole region was rained on, but hours after it cleared up, most places dried out. The exceptions were a few low lying places like a little league field where anyone daring enough had the option of either sliding or surfing into home plate. The bases are bathed in rain and muck.

The little league is getting used to flooded fields.

"We just go with it. This happens two or three times a year. We just go around, clean up the debris again, and start all over," says Mary Ann Cardelli, the President of Downing Town Little League

The fields are not just low lying, they're right at the crossroads of two creeks.

The field house and snack shack were sparred, but you can't exactly play baseball in a swimming pool, even if you've mastered the doggie paddle. The president of the little league said that it should take about a week to dry out and clean things up. She's just happy the floodwaters won't strike out the entire fall all season.

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