Remember This? Tropical Storm Lee flooded Pa. 5 years ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Parts of Pennsylvania were under water five years ago from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

More than 16,000 Pennsylvania homes and businesses were damaged and over 1,000 were destroyed. Seven people lost their lives, many after driving into flooded roads.

The flooding, made worse by ground saturated from the heavy rains of Hurricane Irene just a week earlier, caused an estimated $2 billion in damage.

The Hershey and Hummelstown area was hard hit as the Swatara Creek reached a record level of 26.8 feet, more than 10 feet higher than the previous record of 16.12 feet caused by flooding in 2014.

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