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Heavy rain, flash flood warning cause anxiety in flood-ridden areas

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Heavy rain, flash flood warning cause anxiety in flood-ridden areas
Heavy rain, flash flood warning cause anxiety in flood-ridden areas

COUNTIES ARE USEDTO FLOODING... BUTTHE HISTORICFLOODING EARLIERTHIS YEAR IS STILLFRESH IN THEIRMINDS.PEOPLE WHO LIVEALONG THE RIVERTOLD EVENINGEDITION'SCHRISTIANA FORD...THEY'RE PREPARINGFOR THE WORST...AND HOPING FORTHE BEST."IN A RIVER TOWNWHEN THERE'SHEAVY RAIN,COMES FLOODING .ESTILL AND LEECOUNTY ARE NOSTRANGER TO THATBUT IT'S THEANXIETY FROMLATE FEBRUARYAND EARLYMARCHS FLOODINGIS STILL FRESH INTHEIR MINDSTHAT'S ADDSANOTHER LAYER OFCONCERN"IT HAPPENS SO FASTTORRENTIALDOWNPOUR ONWHAT WAS JUST ANICE SUMMER DAY.WE'RE A RIVERTOWN SO IT RAINSALL THE TIME.

ALITTLE BIT OF RAINCAN CAUSE ISSUESFOR US.

A LOT OFRAIN CAN CAUSEBIG ISSUESTHE ANXIETY OVERTHE THREAT OFTHOSE BIG ISSUES- IS REALIIOH ABSOLUTELY,ABSOLUTELYEVERYBODY'SPROBABLY ONEDGE RIGHT NOWBECAUSE IT'SRAINED FOR DAYSIT'S RAINED FORDAYSKIM EMMERTS DAD'SHOME WASDESTROYED BY THESEVERE FLOODINGEARLIER THIS YEAR.AND NOW EVERYTIME ITRAINSTHATSWHATS IN THE BACKOF HER MIND.BEFORE IT DIDN'TREALLY BOTHER METHAT BAD BUTUNTIL YOU KNOWMY DAD GOTFLOODED OUT, IT'S,IT'S SCARY.

ITREALLY IS.AND THOSE FEARSARE VALID .BECAUSE JUST ACOUNTY OVER INBEATYVILLE RAINCAUSED MUDSLIDES,SHUTTING DOWNHIGHWAY 52.BETWEEN THEFLOODING AND THEMUD, TWO TO THREEHUNDRED PEOPLEWERE AFFECTED.IF IT DIDN'T RAINFOR A WHILE ITWOULD BE GREATWHILE IT HASN'TBEEN AS BAD INESTILL COUNTYTHERES STILL ANACTIVE FLASHFLOOD WARNINGUNTIL SATURDAY.THE FLOODING FROMEARLIER THIS YEARHAS ONLY MADETHOSE WARNINGMORE URGENT.TAKE IT SERIOUSLYBECAUSE, YOUKNOW, ONE OF OURLARGEST HAZARDSIN THIS COUNTY ISFLOODING, QUITEFRANKLY.

WEATHERCAUSES ALL KINDSOF HAZARDS FORUS BUT FLOODINGIS ONE OF OURLARGEST HAZARDS,WE DON'T.

ANDSINCE WE DOEXPERIENCE IT SOOFTEN, OFTEN WEDON'T WANTPEOPLE TO GETUSED TO THAT"BECAUSE JUST ASQUICKLY AS IT STOPSIT CAN PICK RIGHTBACK UP AGAIN.IN ESTILL COUNTYCHRISTIANA FORDLEX 18 NEWS.

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