Monday, July 24, 2017

Reports: Severe storms unleash flooding rain across northeastern US

July 24,2017, 9:38:20AM,EDT
 As of 7:30 a.m. EDT Monday, this reports story will no longer be updated.
An area of heavy rain and localized downpours will inundate southeastern New England through Monday afternoon, heightening the risk for flash flooding.
Rounds of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms will move from northeastern Pennsylvania through southern New England on Monday. This corridor will receive a general 1-2 inches of rain, with some areas seeing up to 3 inches of rain. Localized flooding will be likely across this area.

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AccuWeather Severe Weather Center

24-hour rainfall totals in the Northeast are reaching extreme levels. Winterthur, Delaware, reported 7.44 inches of rain as of 4 a.m. EDT Monday.
Ship Bottom, New Jersey, in Ocean County reported 4.35 inches in a day, with as much as 1.57 inches falling over the course of an hour.

High water is threatening homes across the region. As of about 2:00 a.m. EDT Monday, water was rising to trailer homes in Rome, Pennsylvania.
In South Vestal, New York, 11 homes had to be evacuated along Choconut Creek. A later report said the water was headed from the creek down to West Hill Road.

Reports of flooding continue to flow in. There are multiple reports of heavy rain flooding both roadways and basements in College Park, Maryland, home to the University of Maryland.
Pennsylvania continues to be doused in persistent, heavy rain. Many roadways are reported flooded in Bradford, Jefferson and Tioga Counties. Water rescues are underway.
Broome County, New York, is also under a serious flood threat. Some homes are preparing to evacuate in Corbettsville.

A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Queen Anne's County and the southwestern region of Kent County in Maryland until 2:00 a.m. EDT Monday.
As of about 1:30 am EDT, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD measured 1.7" of rain in one hour.

According to local media, Woodlayne Court Apartments in Middletown, Pennsylvania, are being evacuated as about five feet of water have flooded into the basement. First responders are on the scene to get handicapped residents out to safety.

Several roadways are closed around Binghamton and Kirkwood, New York, due to heavy rain. Officials say I-81 is down to one lane near Colesville Road, as of about 12:00 a.m. EDT Monday.
Multiple water rescues are reported in Windham Township, Pennsylvania.

Red Clay Creek reportedly rose 9.5 feet in Stanton, Delaware at Stanton Estates. Measurement was reported at about 10:40 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Salem County, New Jersey, measured 2.97 inches of rain in an hour as of 10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday. 3.22 inches were measured over the course of 24 hours.

As of about 10:20 p.m. EDT Sunday, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, is flooded along several roadways, including routes 31, 51, 119, 981, and 819. There are also multiple reports of flooded basements in Westmoreland and Washington counties.
Miola Road in Cooksburg, Pennsylvania, is reportedly flooded and closed.

Flash flooding caused several road closures around Havre de Grace, Maryland, earlier Sunday night, according to the Havre de Grace Police Department. As of 9:50 p.m. EDT, the roads have since been reopened.
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The Havre de Grace Police Department warns residents of flooding at the intersection of Juniata and Revolutions streets following heavy rain in Havre de Grace, Maryland, on July 23, 2017. (Photo/FB/Havre de Grace Police Department)

As of 9 p.m. EST Sunday, there is a traffic management program in effect for air traffic arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL) due to thunderstorms. This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 47 minutes, the Federal Aviation Administration reports.
Flight delays of more than three hours are in effect for traffic head to La Guardia Airport in New York City, and Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Flight delays of over two hours are being reported at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Flash flooding has been reported around the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area Sunday evening. This photo from around 8:30 p.m. EDT shows a truck submerged in floodwaters in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Between 6 and 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, over 4.2 inches of rain fell at Harrisburg International Airport.
Water levels at this same spot in Middletown clearly receding. A truck is now surfacing.

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