Publication Date October 21, 2016 | Centre Daily

It may be the ‘worst case of flooding’ in more than a decade

United States

Centre County Commissioners Mike Pipe, Mark Higgins and Steve Dershem have declared a disaster emergency in Centre County.

More than 100 Milesburg and Howard residents were rescued and evacuated due to flooding early Friday morning. Bald Eagle Area High School is being used as a shelter by the American Red Cross for those evacuated.

National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Ross said the area was hit with four to seven inches of rain, though no injuries were reported to authorities.


Ross said it may be the ‘worst case of flooding’ in the Milesburg and Howard areas since Hurricane Ivan in 2004. About two more inches of rain could fall Friday morning in Centre County. There is a flood warning until 10:15 a.m.