PHOTOS: Rain Leads to Flooding in Havre de Grace
Saturday's heavy rains led to evacuation call downtown
UPDATED (10:05 a.m.)——Saturday's heavy rainfall pushed the Susquehanna River beyond its banks and into the low-lying areas of Havre de Grace.
Most of the water had receded as of 11 p.m. Saturday, leaving heavy debris lines in parking lots and on sidewalks in the public areas along the waterfront. Water remained on the parking lot at the Yacht Basin—which was closed— as well as the street in front of the Concord Point Lighthouse.
The following statement is a press release sent from the City of Havre de Grace Saturday night. It was obtained by Havre de Grace Patch Sunday morning:
On April 16, 2011 the City of Havre de Grace experienced a number of related problems associated with high water conditions from the Susquehanna River. High tide took place at approximately 9:30 pm. The combination of tidal conditions, prevailing winds and heavy rains have resulted in moderate flooding of properties on the waterfront. All City Parks on the waterfront are closed presently. Substantial amounts of water borne debris have resulted in the City’s Promenade to be closed. Travel on Concord Street may be limited at this time. Some trees have been reported down and electrical outages have been reported earlier in the evening. The Mayor has requested that all persons traveling in the area, please abide by Police or Department of Public Works personnel instructions, not to travel into areas in which flooding has taken place. No injuries have been reported, the appropriate number of Police, Fire, Rescue, EMS and Department of Public Works personnel are actively working to mitigate any types of damage and begin debris cleanup efforts.
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