100 evacuated from Middletown apartment building after flooding

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Heavy rain caused major problem throughout the area Sunday night. Cars were stranded and streets were closed in Middletown where they saw four inches of rain in just one hour.

Emergency crews also had to deal with the mandatory evacuation of Woodlayne Court.

The apartment building is located at the corner of Wood and Wilson Streets.  Police say between midnight and 1 a.m., it was determined that everyone had to leave because of flooding in the basement.

One report said there was up to five feet of water. Emergency crews said there was risk of a fire because of the electrical panels in the basement.

It’s estimated that 100 people had to leave. Many of those people spent the night at a nearby community center.

When asked how long it might be until residents could get back into their homes, police say it would depend on when the fire department decides the building is safe.

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