Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Schuylkill County.

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... 
SOUTHEASTERN DAUPHIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
YORK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
LEBANON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT 

AT 1212 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED TORRENTIAL RAIN FROM 
NUMEROUS SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS...FALLING AT THE RATE OF 2 TO 3 
INCHES PER HOUR. THIS EXCESSIVE RAIN WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN 
THE ADVISORY AREA. THE LEADING EDGE OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WAS 
LOCATION FROM MAHANOY CITY...TO PINE GROVE...CLEONA...MANHEIM... 
NEW SALEM AND LITTLESTOWN. LOCATIONS THAT SEE RAIN FALLING FOR 
OVER AN HOUR COULD SEE MORE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING. 

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... 
AKRON...ANNVILLE...COLUMBIA...CORNWALL...DALLASTOWN...EAST 
PETERSBURG...ELIZABETHTOWN...EPHRATA...FRACKVILLE...HANOVER... 
HERSHEY...HUMMELSTOWN...LANCASTER...LEBANON...LITITZ...MAHANOY 
CITY...MANHEIM...MIDDLETOWN...MILLERSVILLE AND MINERSVILLE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE 
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS 
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. 

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