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Lebanon County Survives Ida’s Visit

Lebanon County most certainly dodged a bullet… when it comes to describing the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s visit Wednesday.

This morning, County Emergency Services Director, Bob Dowd supplied county commissioners with an after-storm update.

   After having received anywhere from four to eight inches of rain, damage is very minimal:

While there were flooded roadways, trees that came down, and power that was lost to some 900 customers throughout the county, Dowd said it was really nothing out of the ordinary.

As for water rescues, Lebanon County first responders helped about a dozen motorists Wednesday, as the rain came down:

  There were two water rescues this morning. At 6:02AM, a motorist became stranded at Lickdale Road and Route 72 in Union Township after driving around barricades.

The other one occurred a minute later at Mull Lane and Union Road in Bethel Township, State Police dealt with that incident.

Dowd says drivers will be cited by police for disobeying road closure signs and by law, can also be charged for the rescue services they received.