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School closures, evacuations underway in Philipsburg-Osceola area

Curtin Park Trailer Court in Osceola Mills is submerged in water Tuesday after flooding hit the area.
Curtin Park Trailer Court in Osceola Mills is submerged in water Tuesday after flooding hit the area. lmuthler@centredaily.com

So far this school year, mold and heat have caused school closures and delays across the state — now, it’s rain.

In Centre County, Philipsburg-Osceola canceled class for all schools due to flooding.

The Philipsburg area was one of the hardest hit by the flooding on Monday and subsequent road closures.

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The Columbia Fire Company posted on Facebook that Osceola Mills is under a local emergency. Multiple residents have been evacuated, and shelters have been set up at the fire station and at the Immaculate Conception Church, with the American Red Cross assisting.

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Osceola Mills is under a local emergency due to flooding. Trevor Harris For the CDT

According to Columbia Fire, the Red Cross is deploying teams from DuBois to cover the area Tuesday. They’ll be providing clean-up kits to the residents who were affected the worst. The teams will be going door to door on Logan Street, Curtin Park Trailer Court, Water Street and the Newtown area. Extra kits will be available at the fire hall while supplies last. The kits include a bucket, mop, broom, cleaning materials, instructions on mold removal and more.

Curtin Park Trailer Court is submerged in water, and Penelec is cutting off power.

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Curtin Park Trailer Court in Osceola Mills is submerged in water Tuesday after flooding hit the area. Lauren Muthler lmuthler@centredaily.com

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