GETTYSBURG, ADAMS COUNTY—After a brief storm rolled through Central Pennsylvania Friday afternoon, several Gettysburg community members were left with major clean-up efforts.
Some basements on Buford Street flooded. Fire crews were on scene pumping out feet of water. Also on Buford Street the Creekside Apartments were evacuated. Residents told Fox 43 the storm left inches of water in many of the units. All 22 residents were allowed back into their homes before the end of the day.
On Middle Street water rushed into people's homes as residents tried to navigate through the flood waters. As community members drove by, waves of water reached homes along the street. Many residents say both their front and backyards were covered in water.
Water from storm drains and drainage from the borough's municipal park runs into the Tiber, which flows throughout Gettysburg. As the Tiber floods, water quickly rises in surrounding areas.
There was one water rescue. The fire department rescued someone trying to drive through high waters. 12 roads were closed during the day, but reopened before the evening.