Saturday, August 11, 2018

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

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


FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northern Lycoming, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Southern Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, and York.

* Through late tonight

* Heavy showers and possible thunderstorms are expected to affect the area this afternoon and early evening. Locally heavy rain failling on already wet ground could result in flash flooding in a few locations.

* Flood prone roads adjacent to streams could be eroded and washed out by high, fast-moving water. If you encounter water over the roads turn around and seek and alternate route. It especially difficult at night to discern the depth of water over a road, and even if that road may be washed out.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued

The alert includes the counties of
Juniata-Tioga-Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-Southern Lycoming-Union- Snyder-Montour-Northumberland-Columbia-Perry-Dauphin-Schuylkill- Lebanon-Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster- Including the cities of Mifflintown, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Trout Run, Laporte, Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville, Sunbury, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Newport, Harrisburg, Hershey, Pottsville, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster

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