Waters expected to reach flood levels near Susquehanna River until late Sunday evening

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — In addition to flood warnings around the Midstate, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Susquehanna River in Harrisburg and Sunbury from Saturday morning until late Sunday evening.

On Friday night, the river’s stage in Harrisburg was at 12.7 feet. The flood stage for the river is at 17 feet. According to the warning, the river is expected to rise above flood stage late tomorrow morning to a crest of 17.7 feet early Sunday morning.”

Around 11 feet, recreational use of City Island is restricted, and at 15 feet, City Island is fully evacuated.

If the Susquehanna River reaches levels of 17 feet, basements of homes and businesses will begin to flood, and the parking lot at City Island begins to collect higher levels of water.

Near Sunbury, the stage was 21.4 feet Friday night. The flood stage is 24.0 feet and expected to have minor flooding late Saturday night to a crest of 24.2 feet.

 

At 24.0 feet, both banks overflow. Areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system are affected. At 26.0 feet of floodwater, the river could affect a number of homes and businesses in areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system.

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