New Cumberland River Rescue monitoring flooding conditions around the area


CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — New Cumberland officials are monitoring flood-prone areas in the township during the heavy rain we are seeing on Thursday.

“The melting from that combined with the heavy rains that have already started are projected to bring localized flash flooding in addition to significant flooding downstream of where the heaviest rains may occur,” said Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

County officials are not currently concerned about flooding in residential areas, but they say they will continue to monitor potential risk areas as the storm continues.

Schaeffer says “If you see a clogged drain or some kind of ponding water, if you know that there’s a drain in there if you can get to it to help.”

Officials also says if you do get stuck while driving, call 911, and don’t get in the cold water.

“stay in your vehicle with the threat of hypothermia kicking in. we don’t want you to get out in these high waters and fast moving waters.”

Safety personnel say it often but it does bare repeating: Don’t try to drive through any flooded areas. Turn around. Don’t drown.


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