By: Kelly N.
Northley Middle School
In September of 1999 the Hurricane Floyd hit this area. The rain was pouring down so hard we went to school at 8:15am and got out at about 10:35 am. When we went outside the assistant principle was rushing everyone into their buses so we could all leave safely.
When I got home I was scared because the rain was hitting so hard on my house, and it felt like the rain was going to break one of the windows it was so hard. My sister got home about 30 minutes after I did and then the lights went out. My grandparents came over to my house to make sure we were safe and slept over because of the road conditions.
My dad works in West Chester and it usually takes him 35 minutes to get home but it took two hours because of the flooded roads. He has a truck and on some of the roads the water was up to his car door!
The next day we had a two-hour delay, but some buses still had trouble coming because of the floods. The Chester Creek over- flowed so some buses had a problem there. Some families still didn't have their electricity that day. This is one experience I will never forget.