Flooding will continue through the night and into the morning hours Monday as additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms move into southeastern Pennsylvania. Some areas will see upwards of 6 inches of rainfall.
Additionally, rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move from Pittsburgh to Scranton into the early morning hours Monday. This corridor will receive 1-3 inches of rain overnight, with some areas seeing up to 5 inches of rain. Flooding will be likely across this area into tomorrow morning. 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.
Multiple water rescues are reported in Windham Township, Pennsylvania. 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. 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.
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.
Additional updates will be released as they come in. Turn around, don’t drown!