Gant News: Clearfield Hit by Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding

This photo is of the West Side area and was taken by GANT correspondent Julie Rae Rickard.

This photo is of the West Side area and was taken by GANT correspondent Julie Rae Rickard.

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Heavy rainfall triggered severe flash flooding conditions in areas of Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township on Thursday night.

This story is from our News Partners at Gant News.

Flooding conditions resulted in power outages, roadway closures and water rescues, and left some residents seeking alternative shelter and to later clean up property damage.

Amidst the flooding, emergency officials issued alerts on their Facebook pages that crews were responding to multiple calls.

They were also reminding residents that when the rain stopped, it would still take several hours for flood waters to recede in affected areas.

“… Under no circumstances should drivers attempt to travel on flooded roads. All residents are advised to seek shelter and stay inside if possible,” stated a Facebook post by the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department.

A post by the Clearfield County Fire Wire stated: “We ask that you stay out of the areas that are flooded in Clearfield and Lawrence Township. This is for your safety and the safety of rescue personnel.”

Later, a post on the Fire Wire added that, “Some people like to see what’s going on. This is being safe and reminding people to think safe.”

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