Please read the below update that was forwarded to Richland Borough by the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services, regarding Tropical Depression IDA.

Central Pennsylvania Weather Briefing from the National Weather Service, that was issued this morning.

NWS Partners –  

  • Excessive rainfall associated with Ida combined with pre-saturated conditions will likely result in considerable flash, urban, and river flooding impacts Wednesday into Thursday in parts of south-central Pennsylvania.
  • Widespread rainfall totals of 3-5” are expected across south-central PA with locally higher amounts up to 7” possible.
  • Several streams and creeks are expected to reach minor to moderate flood levels in the Juniata and Lower Main Stem Susquehanna basins. A few points could crest above major flood stage on Thursday. 
  • An isolated damaging wind gust or weak/brief tornado threat remains limited and confined to extreme southeast Pennsylvania.   

Important changes: Updated rainfall totals and severe t-storm hazards. Rising probability of significant heavy rainfall and considerable flooding impacts. 

For more information, see attached briefing or view it online at https://www.weather.gov/media/ctp/Briefing/briefing.pdf. You can also find additional weather information at https://www.weather.gov/ctp/briefing or https://www.weather.gov/ctp/selfbrief.