TREMONT, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Widespread flooding was reported across the region Monday morning as summer storms continued to pound the region.
As of 9:15 Monday morning the communities of Port Carbon, Pine Grove, Tremont, Pottsville, Frackville, Gilberton, Tower City, St. Clair, Frailey Township, Porter Township and the surrounding areas are all threatened. Residents in several low lying areas have already been evacuated to higher ground.
As of 12:30pm the Red Cross is currently staffing two evacuation centers in Schuylkill County. One is operating at the Tremont Fire Company and the second is located at Pottsville Middle School. Additional locally run centers are open at St. Stephens Church in Port Carbon, Schuylkill Haven High School and the Frackville Borough Building. A center that had been open at Pine Grove High School is in the process of closing.
In Tremont, firefighters conducted several water rescues of people trapped by the overflowing Swatara Creek.
Flooding has also been reported in Sullivan, Northumberland and Columbia counties.
Several water rescues were reported in Delaware Township in Northumberland County around four o’clock Monday morning including people and their pets.
Throughout the region roads have been washed out or closed, so check PA511 for the latest updates online.