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Rain and Wind Storm Put County Emergency Volunteers on Alert

Volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel remain on high alert late Sunday night as heavy rain pours on Schuylkill County.

Check out the latest glimpse of weather radar over Schuylkill County Monday morning (1:17 a.m.). It definitely appears as if more rain is headed our way soon:

 

LIVE STORM UPDATES

Firefighters have already been called to flooding incidents across Schuylkill County.

Starting around 10 p.m. Sunday, first responders in Pine Grove reported ponding on roadways in the borough, including at Wood Street, Spruce Street, and Carbon Street.

Locally, in Pine Grove, neighbors fear they won’t get much sleep tonight as more heavy rain makes its way to the area. Many in that area turn to social media for updates on flood prone areas of the borough and outlying areas.

Dispatchers sent fire crews to the flood prone stone arch in Mount Carbon outside Pottsville just after 11 p.m.

Crews are attending to situations in Kline Township, Palo Alto borough, Frackville borough, Blythe Township, and New Philadelphia borough.

Tremont Flood Preparations

Tremont borough readied for the overnight band of rain and storms expected in Schuylkill County.

At around 11 p.m., Tremont imposed a voluntary evacuation order. Tremont Ambulance building is serving as an emergency shelter during this storm.

Late Sunday night, Tremont Fire Co. reminded residents living in flood prone areas that it’s a good idea to move vehicles. It posted this to residents on its Facebook page:

Tremont residents can park their vehicles in the borough hall parking lot if they’re in a flood prone area.

Power Outages Reported

Power outages appear to be a hallmark of the severe storm that passed over Schuylkill County. Luckily, we seem to be spared the worst of that. There were just 23 power outages in 3 separate areas of Schuylkill County Monday morning.

Just west of here, in Columbia and Northumberland counties, PPL reports more than 25,000 customers without power. To our north and east, near Luzerne County, about 3,000 PPL customers are without power tonight.

The Canary will provide updates on flooding, including any road closures, through the night.

REFERENCE: Schuylkill County Fire District IDs

 

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