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Old 08-13-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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Flooding in Pennsylvania

This happened the other day after torrential rain about 50 minutes from my home. Near Bloomsburg, PA


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Old 08-13-2018, 10:50 PM   #2
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What a dirty B, Everything is gone. I know they all say insurance, but not everything gets replaced and you don't even know what's gone till you need it. Were new to camping but our first rule was everything needed in the camper stays in the camper, no borrowing from the house or garage to stock the trailer. Was quite a few lists made when we camped to add to the trailer when we got home and time to find and stock it. Plus whats worse with loosing everything is your camper becomes more of your home everytime you use it, all those personal touches, toys, tools, extra lights, knick-knacks, you name it. After a while when a last minute decision is made to go somewhere with the trailer it don't take long to part ways because you know you have everything. Turn on the freezer, pack the clothes, add the fridge and freezer a bit, and in a few hours were hooked up and GPS is talking back at you..Usually just a short pitstop for a few odds and ends at the grocery store no matter what direction we travel.. So as I say to see that trailer boating down the river nearly brings tears to a guys eyes cause I know what I'd be loosing, everything in it and some of those things been camping with me even back to the tent days, they just found another shelter..
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:59 AM   #3
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I hope the family that owns that camper are all safe and sound...One of the things I look at when planning a trip is if there is a body of water near the campground and how would the campground be affected if there was a heavy rain like the one that caused the flooding in that video...Case in point is a couple of campgrounds on Music Valley Drive in Nashville Tenn....Those campgrounds are surrounded by water on three sides...I have stayed at the Nashville KOA and would stay again in a heart beat, very nice campground, but while I was there I kept a close check on the local weather...While Aceallenk makes very good points in their post all that stuff can be replaced...
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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We often pass a spot along the Conodoguenit Creek in Cumberland County, PA, when we head west on the turnpike that has flooded badly in the past and has had some degree of flooding with all our rains lately. The spot isn't really an organized campground but a wooded field sloping toward the creek where there are a few dozen sites that are populated with seasonal campers.

I know a few years ago many of those folks lost their campers (many are/were late models ranging from medium-sized travel trailers up to sizeable fifth wheels) when one of the tropical storms made its appearance here. The turnpike has added noise barriers along that stretch of road and it's harder to see how many sites are now occupied.

We were camping at Cowans Gap SP last month on one of the rainy weekends and when we came home on Monday my weather station was showing that we had almost 7 inches of rain on that one day. The creek less than 100 yards from our house flooded and closed the road, so I imagine that the folks at that campground were scrambling to move everything they could!
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