Flooding hammers Derry Township

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The heavy rain was unkind to different locations in Derry Township.

A mobile home community located on Sunset Drive felt the brunt of flood waters as the roadway was turned into a fast moving stream by run off water.

Volunteers from the Milton Hershey School stopped by in a school bus to offer a ride out of the area.

One home owner, believing the worst was over, declined the offer and said he would ride it out unless the township called for a mandatory evacuation.

ZooAmerica implemented an animal evacuation plan after the flood from 2011. Workers moved more than two dozen animals to safe locations while the Spring Creek continued to swell.

Zoo officials said they would continue to monitor water levels, and would move more animals if it became necessary.

 

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