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Heavy storms bring hail, floods and tornado warnings

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 21, 2015 4:14 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Wicked thunderstorms pelted central Pennsylvania with pea-sized hail, turned roadways into rivers and sent residents fleeing to their basement with menacing clouds, lightning and a tornado warning.

Sirens blared the warning in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, where apocalyptic gray clouds hung low over silos and rolling plains.

A Harrisburg school board meeting was halted last night as people scurried to shelter below ground.

No tornadoes were reported.

Several thousand people remained in the dark today.

Hail gave lawns the look of winter and heavy rains quickly overwhelmed roads.

In State College, more than a foot of water halted cars on a main artery near Penn State's campus.

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