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York County Flash Flooding 6/13/03

Flash Flooding occurred and produced damage in Southeastern York County during the evening of 6/13/2003

A nearly stationary thunderstorm produced extrememly heavy rain across southern York county during the evening of June 13. Maximum rainfall estimates from doppler radar indicated 8 to 10 inches fell in the town of Fawn Grove, with 5 to 6 inches in the Sunnyburn area. Local fire officials in Fawn Grove reported 6 inches of rain in 1 hour. 1.99 inches of rain was reported in Peach Bottom. County Emergency Management officials reported Neills Run and Muddy Creek Fork were significantly out of their banks. One bridge near the intersection of Gemmil Road and Lakeside drive was completely washed out. Damage to a second bridge on Kilgore Road also reported, with some of the road surface damaged. Numerous houses sustained some water damage, the most serious near Neills Run where 7 feet of water entered the home. Two cars and one camper were swept away on Quiet Stream road from rising waters. Two heating oil tanks were also swept away. In addition, a section of Route 851 was washed out.

Radar Estimates of the rainfall that caused the flooding:

KLWX (Sterling, VA Radar Storm Total Estimate - note the bullseye of 8-10 inches near Fawn Grove and Delta
KCCX (Central Pennsylvania Radar Storm Total Estimate - note the totals are significantly lower than KLWX's estimates, probably due to the sampling of the storm by the radar.

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