August 04, 2018
In case you missed it -- and count yourself lucky if you did -- things got more than a little damp on Friday evening and into Saturday morning when a hammering of storms rolled through Central and Eastern Pa.
Check out these rain totals:
Flood Warnings for Northhampton, Lehigh, Berks and Lancaster Counties continue this morning. Look at these 48 hr rainfall totals! We got slammed! It's mostly dry this afternoon for a change! @6abc pic.twitter.com/6oyCfidnq9— Karen Rogers (@karenrogers6abc) August 4, 2018
Musikfest's been affected by the rains, temporarily closing three venues at the festival:
Out near Catasauqua, just outside Allentown, the waters of the Catasauqua Creek nearly reached walkways near the town’s swimming pool:
The town center of Lititz got more than its parks could handle, with flood waters rising over the seats of benches:
#lititzspringspark under 3 feet of water. #lititz #lititzpa pic.twitter.com/BUS1xjeN5q— Kyle Gamble (@kgamble73) August 4, 2018
And the creek that cuts through the town was encroaching on the roads above:
The creek is a few feet higher than normal pic.twitter.com/atgl91AkTt— Lititz Post (@LititzPost) August 4, 2018
The stretch of the Neshaminy Creek that slithers through Chalfont was also showing some signs of high waters and a little flooding, although this one seems less of a threat for now:
River and creek flooding this morning along the Neshaminy Creek Chalfont PA @JimCantore @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/HtjvK0776X— Ray Leichner ⚡️⛈🌪 (@stormchaserray) August 4, 2018
The Monocacy Creek that cuts through Bethlehem is also higher than usual:
The Monocacy flooded overnight. Handwerkplatz is affected. Stop raining!!! pic.twitter.com/B852VUdT1R— Hillary G Kwiatek (@hillarykwiatek) August 4, 2018
And the Morning Call reports Cedar Beach in Allentown was under water early Saturday morning.
One bit of good news: Hershey Park, which dealt with closures due to rain in July, is open today:
Yes, fully open.— Hersheypark (@Hersheypark) August 4, 2018
Elsewhere, though, it appears Pennsylvania is one big water park this morning. Please take precautions when traveling near bodies of water until flooding subsides.
If I've missed any important flooding in the areas, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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