If you live in Glen Rock, you take precautions when the forecast calls for flooding.
That's what Glenn Geiple said, and that's what he was doing on Monday as the rains from Sandy poured down.
Geiple was setting gas pumps up in case the electricity went out at his business on Main Street, Geiple Funeral Home.
He said the basement there usually floods, but it's not quite as bad as other parts of Glen Rock where waters from the Codorus Creek overflow.
As of Monday there had been no calls for a funeral, something Geiple said is difficult to deal with during a storm with road closings and without electricity or telephone connections.
As it turned out, Glen Rock seems to have avoided the worst, said mayor Ronald McCullough Jr. There were no flooding issues, and a few downed trees were cleared quickly.
"We are in pretty good shape," McCullough said.
Sent home early: Norman Rohrbaugh, owner of Sotdorus Motor Co. in Glen Rock, was sending his employees home at noon on Monday.
Most of the fuel at his gas station had been pumped out by Sunday, he said.
Rohrbaugh moved all of the vehicles out of his back lot, which is close to a creek, and into the front of his property.
"Hopefully we're safe," said Rohrbaugh.
When the creeks that converge in Glen Rock start backing up where they meet is when the flooding in Glen Rock becomes the most worrisome, he explained.
Sitting in a recliner, Terry Smith, 72, of Glen Rock, said his wife got everything ready for the storm at their house while he sat in his recliner.
Rene Snyder, 64, said he doesn't worry about flooding at his house in Glen Rock because it is situated on higher ground, but he is concerned about the Prince Mobile Home Park in Hallam, which he owns.
"We lost 11 homes last year," Snyder said.
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