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Flood Advisory from 5:49PM EDT FRI until 8:45PM EDT FRI

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... WEST CENTRAL LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... NORTHWESTERN YORK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... SOUTHERN DAUPHIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... NORTHEASTERN CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT.

* AT 547 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO HARRISBURG FROM THE WEST. THIS HEAVY RAIN WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN TO THE WEST OF THE CITY, AND ANOTHER INCH IS POSSIBLE BEFORE 630 PM EDT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... HARRISBURG, HERSHEY, COLONIAL PARK, ELIZABETHTOWN, MECHANICSBURG, MIDDLETOWN, CAMP HILL, PALMYRA, LINGLESTOWN, ENOLA, PAXTONIA, RUTHERFORD AND SKYLINE VIEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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