With an umbrella in hand and rain falling all around, Chrissy Mannino waded through ankle-deep water that covered parts of Pine Road in Dover Township on Tuesday.
Mannino and her husband, Tim, ventured from their Grandview Avenue mobile home down the street to see how much water had flooded over the banks of the Little Conewago Creek and onto Pine Road as storms pushed through the county.
What they both saw paled in comparison to the damage and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee about a year ago.
"The amount (last year) was way worse," Chrissy Mannino said. "They had (rescue) boats in here."
Flooding: Roughly a foot and a half of water spilled onto the road. That prompted township officials to urge residents of mobile homes that line the street on the creek side to leave their homes and seek higher ground.
The evacuation wasn't mandatory but was simply a suggestion, said township Fire Chief Glenn Jansen.
"We knew it wasn't going to affect the trailers so much. But it was going to affect the road," he said.
Much of Pine Road was under water while most of the mobile homes were untouched by floodwaters.
Most residents of the homes stayed indoors, but a man and woman drove their pickup truck to the drier side of the street and watched water flow down the street and back into the creek.
The Manninos said they didn't think the floodwaters would reach their home, especially since flooding from Lee barely reached their driveway.
"I don't have any worries," Chrissy Mannino said.
Rain: Heavy rains caused flooding on about a half-dozen roads in the county, closing all or parts of the roads, said Carl Lindquist, York County spokesman.
The rain and gusty winds also caused power outages throughout the county.
At 3 p.m., 1,695 Met-Ed customers, 715 of which were in York City, were without power.
By Tuesday night, power had been restored to all but 96 customers, according to Met-Ed.
All told, 3.5 inches of rain fell at York Airport in Jackson Township, said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Michael Pigott.
Parts of northern York County saw upwards of 4 inches of rain since rain started falling just after midnight Tuesday, he said.
"It's certainly was a significant rainfall," Pigott said.
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