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Strong storms Monday caused flash flooding and water rescues

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FOX43 viewers sent in pictures of flash flooding in York County.  There were several water rescues after more than three inches of rain fell.

We got this flash flooding because strong storms with heavy rain sat over York County for hours.

The hardest hit area was north of the city of York, in the Mount Wolf area.

North of the city of York, the hail ranged from pea-sized to penny-size, both of which are less than an inch in width.

Hail thunder storm. Wow

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Small hail fell in other counties, and most of these storms have lots of lightning.

While you can see lighting as far as 50 to 100 miles away, you only hear thunder when a storm is within 12 miles of your location.

Besides York County, heavy rain prompted a flash flood warning in Lebanon County, and flood advisories in Cumberland and Adams County.  Some communities in those counties got over two inches of rain.

Some communities got over 2 and 3 inches of rain from the storms on Monday.

There was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Adam County because of strong wind gusts over 60 mph.  In Adams County the storms caused downed wires and downed trees.  One tree even fell into the house.

Bendersville Community Fire Department posted pictures of that damage on their Facebook page.

Storm damage in Adams County.