Below is a list of York County municipalities evacuating residents as streams and tributaries swell from Hurricane Sandy. Scroll down for a list of areas that have issued emergency declarations.
Officials are calling for the complete voluntary evacuation of Pine Road along the Conewago Creek, said Chuck DeLauter, emergency management coordinator for Dover Township.
The evacuations are "not mandatory, but highly encouraged" as the area along the creek, particularly a mobile home park located along the creek, are prone to flooding.
"Those folks know who they are," he said. "There's no significant rises right now, but previous storms brought substantial flooding."
He said the evacuation is likely to affect about 20 residents.
At about 3 p.m., Dover Township announced plans to evacuate a portion of the Meadowview Mobile Home Park. Those evacuated were being directed to a shelter at the Strinestown Fire Co.
Glen Rock is calling for a voluntary evacuation of residents living in the lowest-laying areas of the town because the south branch of the Codorus Creek is rising.
Mayor Ron McCullough said residents who live on Hanover, Baltimore, Main, and Manchester streets near the square have been asked to move their vehicles and move to higher ground.
He said a mandatory evacuation is likely to follow during the evening hours.
Shelters are being established at Emmanuel Church on Church Street or Trinity U.C.C. Church on Manchester Street. The church is asking people to have pets on a leash or in a crate.
If flooding occurs and evacuation is necessary, the town will sound its fire department house siren for a minute to notify residents, the mayor said, and there will be announcements made on a public address system.
DISASTER EMERGENCIES DECLARED
Spring Garden Township declared a Disaster Emergency effective Monday at noon. The declaration will remain in effect until further notice. This declaration does not prohibit travel throughout the township, however residents are asked to use extreme caution and avoid non-essential travel.
The township administration office and municipal building closed at noon today and remain closed for normal business until Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. A special 2013 budget meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled.
Wrightsville declared a disaster emergency to direct the borough's emergency management and other officials to do whatever necessary to mitigate the storm's damage. Restrictions for residents have not been issued.