A flood warning is in effect for the Lancaster area until 4 p.m. A flood watch is also in effect until 8 p.m. If you must go out, grab your umbrellas and raincoats and above all – be safe. Do not attempt to drive through a body of water. Do not walk through moving water.
First responders throughout Lancaster County are busy today responding to accidents, flooded roadways and flooded basements. In Lancaster, water recues took place at Plum and Liberty Streets,
Firefighters in Manheim, East Lampeter, Drumore, Christiana, Manor, Ralpho, Colerain and Manheim Township were among units responding today to water rescues, high water of roads, traffic hazards and residential flooding. Clogged storm drains – including those along the street – will only add to potential flooding. If you have a storm drain near your house, be sure to keep it clear of leaves, yard waste and other trash and debris.
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts the rain to continue much of the weekend and to be heavy at times. Patchy fog is expected to continue until about noon today (Friday). Monday the sun is expected to shine for the final day of this Columbus Day holiday weekend.
For tips on staying safe and preparing for floods, visit www. Ready.gov/floods and watch the accompanying video by SurvivalReady.
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