It’s tough to get from through Seven Valleys nowadays with bridge work detouring motorists. Sandy-inspired flooding only made it worse. Here, water flows across a washed out bridge near that southern York County borough. For a slide show of photographs from Monday, check out: Scenes from around York County. Also of interest: Check out these stories and photos about bad weather events – tropical storms, big snows – in York County’s past. and Check out 10 links about Sandy, Part I.
The answer to the question mark at the end of this sentence? Agnes, 16 inches of rain, 1972; Eloise, 12.25, 1975; Lee, 12, 2011. Sandy, ?, 2012.
This morning, it’s about 6 inches.
So Sandy, at least at this point, won’t go down as one of York County’s most memorable storms.
But to get up to date about how things are going out there, to remember Sandy and to put the storm into context, here are some links:
1. To read about the deadliest storm on record in York County, check out: ‘Pumpkin Flood’ inundated properties of early York countians, but 1817 high water killed 10.
2. This is a new way to follow floods and other bad weather news. It’s called a live blog, on ydr.com. It pulls in Tweets and other social media communication from across the area: Sandy in York County: Live updates, share information, tips.
3. Ditto with live updates from the Eastern Seaboard.
4. To find out info on Indian Rock Dam, York-area’s flood control dam, check out this Corps of Engineers website.
5. Use Facebook.com/YorkDailyRecord and @ydrcom on Twitter for fast updates and to interact with the community.
6. York County residents are discussing Sandy on The Exchange, the YDR’s community bulletin board.
7. Readers submitted photographs about Sandy’s impact around York County.
9. Scan yorkblog.com for various posts about Sandy.
10. If you want just a good, alternative read, check out this story with a hopeful headline: York’s North Beaver Street continues to grow as an art block.
This is a neat story about how Wetzel’s grocery in Glen Rock stayed open to serve its customers, even without power.
Forum of the day
We all have stories when storms like Sandy visit town. There are heroes. There are crazy drivers who drove right into high water. There’s the neighbor who helped you nail down a loose rain spout? Can you share your Sandy story? Please comment below.
This shows how much some people feared Sandy. People camped out overnight as Sandy’s rain fell to get their year’s supply of Buffalo Wild Wings, a new eatery in Springettsbury Township.