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Flash Flooding Swamps Northeast, Central Atlantic; Evacuations and water rescue reported



  Disaster declared Hershey Park closed as flash flooding plagues East
  • Heavy rain has caused flash floods in parts of the East since the weekend.
  • Water rescue was reported and a Pennsylvania city declared a disaster alert. 19659003] Hershey Park closed due to flooding in the amusement park on Monday

Numerous tropical rains since the weekend caused flooding in parts of the Northeast and Central Atlantic, where water rescue was reported and a disaster alert occurred In 1964, at least 24 out of a city in Pennsylvania Hours after midnight east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, evacuations reported in the Lower Swatara community, reports the National Weather Service.

Floods were reported Monday in eastern Pennsylvania. Surrender of water rescue in Pine Grove and near Hamlin. In the nearby community of Tremont, a emergency was declared Monday morning due to […] […] flooding

Floods forced Hershey Park on Monday according to a tweet from the amusement park.

"Due to excessive rains in the last three days and local flooding, Hershey Park and ZooAmerica will unfortunately be closed on Monday, July 23, for the safety of our employees and guests " A park attendant said.

Bryan Wood Meteorologist and storm damage analyst with Assurant, Inc., tweeted that the original sections of Hershey Park along Spring Creek are very prone to flooding, noting Hurricane Agnes destroyed a series of rides and buildings in 1972.

"The park has since expanded uphill," said Wood. "They have requested zoning to expand downstream (blue outline) into a flood-prone area ."

Hershey Park is scheduled to resume normal service on Tuesday morning as long as the weather permits [19659010]

In Virginia, on Monday at the North Landing Bridge connecting the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Flood and flooding the power is turned off. This means that the bridge is closed for boat traffic, but not for vehicular traffic.

Southeastern Pennsylvania saw a torrent Sunday night on the weekend. Water rescue was reported in West Marlborough Township and West Grove.

Sinkholes have formed in parts of Maryland, including Gaithersburg reported WJLA-TV. The Mid-Atlantic was flooded on Saturday night by floods, including the Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas, where several water rescues were reported after 2 to 7 inches of rain soaked the region.

(MORE: Flash Flooding Probably in the East as Tropical Moisture Fuels Heavy Rain )

Water savers were reported late Saturday in Arbutus, Maryland; North Potomac, Maryland; near Mount Airy, Maryland; near Bull Run, Virginia; and in some other places.

Numerous roads across the northern two-thirds of Frederick County, Maryland, were closed late Saturday and for much of Sunday due to flooding.

Heavy rain will cause more flash floods in the East This week, a tropical-humidity pipeline continues to pump across the region.

In addition to the floods, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado that was drilled on Sunday night in the parish of Heidelberg in Pennsylvania . It caused sporadic tree damage along a 0.8-mile path and also damage to a metal roof on a barn, said the NWS.

Brian Donegan is a meteorologist at weather.com. Follow him on Facebook Twitter and Instagram .


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