BLOG: Philly urges protesters to seek shelter from storm

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials are urging those protesting in a park across from the site of the Democratic convention to seek shelter from a storm rolling through the area with thunderstorms and heavy rain.


The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management urged those in FDR Park to seek shelter beneath an Interstate 95 underpass.

A media tent in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center arena was also being evacuated Monday night and members of the press were being sent to another area for shelter to avoid the storm.

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning in the city.