Homes washed away in Pennsylvania flooding, helicopters called to save stranded residents

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Heavy rains in Northeastern Pennsylvania, washed away homes, and stranded residents overnight.

Emergency officials in Sullivan County said at least three homes were washed away by flash flooding overnight.

Crews continued cleanup throughout the day, moving all the mud they could as road crews inspected what was left of the bridge.

The Hillsgrove fire chief tells WNEP everyone was able to make it out safely, but some areas were not as lucky.

Not everyone was able to get out of their homes in time after major flooding in Lycoming County.

In Lewis Township, near Trout Run, rescue boats crossed over McIntyre Road; it’s now a small stream.

Helicopters were also called in to help.

Trout Run Fire Chief Bob Whitford believes there are around 15 to 20 people trapped in their homes by the flooding.

Sullivan County schools are closed Friday morning, and Keystone Central School District in Clinton County are on a two-hour delay.

For a complete list of school closures and delays, head here.

According to PennDOT, the flooding has caused some road closures as well.

Click here for a list of roads closed by flooding in Lycoming and Sullivan Counties.

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