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The National Weather Service in State College has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for parts of central Pennsylvania including Cumberland County.

The advisory is effective until 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

The Weather Service said that, at 9:43 p.m. Friday, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to training showers and isolated thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Ponding of water in poor drainage areas and minor flooding of small creeks is possible in the advisory area.

According to the Weather Service, some locations that will experience flooding include Carlisle, Lower Allen Township, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill and New Cumberland.

Other affected areas are Harrisburg, York, Hanover, Hershey, Colonial Park, Weigelstown, Sunbury, Progress, Middletown, Gettysburg, Shamokin, Palmyra, Milton, Parkville and Linglestown.

The Weather Services advises people in those areas be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.


Reported earlier on Cumberlink.com:

The severe thunderstorm warning for Cumberland County issued by the National Weather Service at 8:33 p.m. expired at 9:15 p.m.


Reported earlier on Cumberlink.com:

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Cumberland County effective until 9:15 p.m. Friday.

At 8:33 pm., a severe thunderstorm was located near Scotland, moving northeast at 30 mph.

The Weather Service said radar indicated 70 mph wind gusts. It warned of considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

This severe thunderstorm will be near Walnut Bottom and Pine Grove Furnace around 8:50 p.m., Newville around 9 p.m., Carlisle, Plainfield, Bloserville, Schlusser and Mount Holly Springs around 9:10 p.m.

Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Penn

State Dickinson School Of Law and Shippensburg University.

This includes the Pennsylvania Turnpike from mile markers 209 to 231 and Interstate 81 from mile markers 18 to 54.

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