FLASH FLOOD WARNING (Tioga, Lycoming)

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
COLUMBIA COUNTY…
NORTHERN DAUPHIN COUNTY…
MONTOUR COUNTY…
WESTERN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY…
EASTERN SNYDER COUNTY…
SULLIVAN COUNTY…
EASTERN TIOGA COUNTY…
EASTERN UNION COUNTY…
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY…
EASTERN LYCOMING COUNTY…

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT…

* AT 1012 AM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
ESTIMATES AND RAIN GAGE REPORTS INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A
LONG BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER MOST OF THE WARNED AREA. THE
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LINE ARE MOVING TO THE NORTH…RIGHT ALONG
THE SAME PATHWAY. THIS WILL CREATE EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL…
AND CAUSE A POTENTIALLY DEADLY SITUATION.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO DANVILLE…
SELINSGROVE…ASHLAND…MANSFIELD…KULPMONT…MILTON…MOUNT
CARMEL…NORTHUMBERLAND…SHAMOKIN…SUNBURY…BERWICK…
BLOOMSBURG…LEWISBURG…MONTOURSVILLE AND WILLIAMSPORT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED
AREA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER CAN QUICKLY CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.


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