Flood warning issued for Bald Eagle Creek

The National Weather Service says flooding is imminent along Bald Eagle Creek.

The agency issued a flood warning just after 10:30 a.m. Monday for the region, specifically emphasizing flooding along Bald Eagle Creek at Beech Creek Station.

There is a “flood Warning for the Bald Eagle Creek Near Beech Creek Station from this evening to Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled,” the agency said.

“At 9 a.m. Monday the stage was 9.6 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. Minor flooding is forecast,” NWS forecasters warned.

They noted that, at 13 feet, homes in the cottage area along Bald Eagle Creek become isolated by high water from Bald Eagle Creek.

The West Branch of the Susquehanna River, meanwhile, was projected to crest at 22.2 feet on Tuesday afternoon.

That crest prediction has been changing over the last few days based on rainfall amounts.

“Never drive cars through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Most deaths that occur during

flooding are related to vehicles trying to cross flooded roads,” forecasters warned.