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Northeastern Area Emergency Management
Thursday August 20th, 2015 :: 01:15 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flood Advisory until 04:15PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... CENTRAL CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... WEST CENTRAL YORK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... CENTRAL ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 330 PM EDT

* AT 1227 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN IN FAIRFIELD DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... CARLISLE...GETTYSBURG...ASPERS...BOILING SPRINGS...CARROLL VALLEY...CASHTOWN...DILLSBURG...LAKE HERITAGE...MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS...ORRTANNA...PINE GROVE FURNACE...ARENDTSVILLE... BENDERSVILLE...BIGLERVILLE...FAIRFIELD...GARDNERS...HEIDLERSBURG... HUNTERSTOWN...IDAVILLE AND MCKNIGHTSTOWN. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ADAMS ... CUMBERLAND ... YORK

Instructions:

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

Address/Location
Northeastern Area Emergency Management
5080 North Sherman Street Extension
Mount Wolf, PA 17347

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-577-1844

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Advisory

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