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Major flooding ongoing in Pennsylvania right now - 8"+ in the last three hours.

Route 283 is closed in Lancaster near Manheim, PA - due to flooding.

Lancaster PA-
333 PM EDT FRI AUG 31 2018



...THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR
RAPHO...MOUNT JOY AND MANHEIM TOWNSHIPS...

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN LANCASTER COUNTY...

At 331 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported heavy rain and severe
flash flooding across the warned area. Over 6 inches of rain
inches of rain have fallen in 4 hours near Mount Joy. Severe flash
flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Rapho, Mount Joy and Manheim
Townships. Multiple water rescues are ongoing, with numerous roads
flooded and impassable, and in some cases washed away. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!



Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Lititz, Millersville, Willow
Street, Mount Joy, Manheim, East Petersburg, Salunga-Landisville,
Maytown, Rothsville, Mountville, Marietta, Wrightsville, Rheems,
Bainbridge, Brickerville, Penryn and Washington Boro.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-
threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are
fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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