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Where were the hardest-hit flooding spots in Centre County? CDT readers share their photos

Bald Eagle Creek water levels are high after rainfall Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at the Milesburg Bridge.
Bald Eagle Creek water levels are high after rainfall Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at the Milesburg Bridge. psheehan@centredaily.com

Creek and stream levels swelled Friday as south-central Centre County received nearly 4 inches of rain, on top of what had accumulated over the past two weeks.

The State College, Bellefonte and Milesburg areas were under a flood warning until 3:45 p.m., and the county as a whole was under a flash flood/flood watch until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A small stream flood advisory was also in effect until 6:46 p.m.

The Centre Daily Times reached out to readers over social media to send in their photos and videos of the flooding, and they responded.

Here are some of the highlights:

(Videos in order: Spring Creek Park in Houserville by Rick Rhodes; Slab Cabin Run near Pine Grove Mills by Stephan Jarmak; East College Avenue near Your Building Center by Ashley Hardison)



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Water was starting to cover roads on Tadpole Road off of Whitehall Road as the farm field flooded. Ashley’s video is from East College Avenue, near Your Building Center. Ashley Hardison Photo provided

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Jessica Thompson took this photo in the Howard area. Jessica Thompson Photo provided


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Jessica Thompson took this photo of the Milesburg area. Jessica Thompson Photo provided

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Jessica Thompson took this photo at Bald Eagle State Park. Jessica Thompson Photo provided

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Chelsea Buchanan snapped this of the Milesburg McDonald’s. Chelsea Buchanan Photo provided


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Sue Runk took this photo from West Branch Road near the State College Borough Water Authority building. Sue Runk Photo provided


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Debbie Sherk Smoyer took these photos from the corner of Dix Run Road and Old Route 220, just South of Unionville. The utility pole in the water was swaying. Debbie Sherk Smoyer Photo provided

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The water was almost to the top of the bridge on Old Route 220, Debbie reported. Debbie Sherk Smoyer Photo provided

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Travis Carlson took this photo next to Citizens, Hook & Ladder Fire Department on Catherine Street in Milesburg. Travis Carlson Photo provided

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Bald Eagle Creek was nearly up to the bridge in Milesburg on Friday. Travis Carlson Photo provided

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A view of Bald Eagle Creek in Milesburg on Friday. Travis Carlson Photo provided

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The water overtook an 8-foot-high fence enclosure off of West Cherry Lane in State College. Ryan Terrizzi Photo provided

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State College’s Memorial Field filled with water on Friday. Kathy Derge Gipe Photo provided

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Sarah took this photo of her backyard on the Frankstown branch of the Juniata River in Alexandria, Huntingdon County. Sarah Rebecca Photo provided

Do you have any flooding photos you’d like to share? Comment on or send a message to the Centre Daily Times Facebook page.

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