(Closed) Massive flooding in Central Pennsylvania!

posted 7 years ago in Central Pennsylvania
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have friends in Hershey, Etown, and out near Lebanon and I just keep seeing the same sort of pictures. A number of friends’ farms are flooded (thankfully almost all the barns are built on high ground) and a number of people are stuck away from their homes because of road closures.

I’m worried about my parents’ home, it’s built on a creek that runs around the western part of LancCo and it gets really strong in storms. Plus most of the retaining wall has been washed away with the last few big storms.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re down in Camp Hill, and have managed to avoid any flooding in our neighborhood (but we’re on high ground). Our schools had a delayed opening, and then ended up closing for the day. Not sure about tomorrow yet. Hope you stay dry!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have been dealing with the worst flooding in over a hundred years in our area too. It started in late june and the water will be up until at least november. I feel so bad for all those affected by rising waters in the midwest and the east coast as well as the wild fires of texas. It just breaks my heart to see people loosing all their worldly possessions and lifetimes of memories in one swoop. I pray for them all every night.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@HappilyEverAfter54: I should amend that, they’re on a steep hill maybe 15-20 feet above the creek, we have a partially exposed foundation/basement and have the decks going over the creek so we aren’t in too much threat of flooding (that happened a lot growing up before we set up a modern drainage system and sump pump) but the whole foundation shifting. Which I guess seems scarier now… I’m going to check in with them after my last class today and see how they are handling (today was Etown’s second day of school too, I bet the new school out in Bear Creek will have water issues).

 

While my parents have flooding, we have giant wildfires less than hour away (last time they were this close we were getting ash fall all over the city)

Post # 10
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Busy bee

its pretty bad here in Maryland too, lots of roads closed and trees coming out of the ground

edit: lovely, on the news they just said it is going to rain through Sunday. kill me now

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have entire towns under water from Irene so this new batch of rain certainly isn’t helping any. One of my coworkers houses was flooded up to the second floor. It’s a lost cause at this point. Upstate, NY hasn’t seen this kind of crazy weather in decades.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

we’re seeing it here in the southern tier of ny.  state of emergency and a lot of roads impassable.  it’s still coming down and should be through friday. best of luck to everyone else dealing with the flooding!

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