Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... CENTRAL SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 230 AM EDT, Wednesday

* AT 1230 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS CROSSING THROUGH AREAS WHERE UP TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FELL EARLIER THIS EVENING. WHILE THE FLOOD WATERS OF EARLIER HAD RECEDED...RENEWED RISES ARE EXPECTED. BUT THE RAIN SHOULD LAST FOR A BRIEF TIME. THE WORST FLOODING WILL LIKELY BE AROUND TAMAQUA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... FRACKVILLE...MAHANOY CITY...MINERSVILLE...POTTSVILLE...SCHUYLKILL HAVEN...SHENANDOAH...ST. CLAIR...TAMAQUA...ALTAMONT...BRANCHDALE... COALDALE...DELANO...ENGLEWOOD...FORRESTVILLE...FRIEDENSBURG...GRIER CITY-PARK CREST...HECKSCHERVILLE...HOMETOWN...LOCUST LAKE STATE PARK AND MARLIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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.
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