susquehanna river overlooking harrisburg pa

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Water Levels

River Level
Susquehanna River
Water Level over Past 7 Days
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Harrisburg, PA
Precipitation over Past 7 Days

Susquehanna River Conditions

Flood Categories

Primary (ft)

  • Action : 11 ft
  • Minor : 17 ft
  • Moderate : 20 ft
  • Major : 23 ft

Secondary (kcfs)

  • Action : Not Set
  • Minor : Not Set
  • Moderate : Not Set
  • Major : Not Set

Gauge Data

Forecast Issued: Apr 16, 2024 10:09 AM -0400


Recent Category: Normal
Recent Projected Forecast Available: 9.1 ft
Recent Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 118 kcfs
Recent Projected Forecast Time: Apr 16, 2024 02:00 PM -0400


Highest Category: Normal
Highest Projected Forecast Available: 9.1 ft
Highest Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 118 kcfs
Highest Projected Forecast Time: Apr 16, 2024 02:00 PM -0400


Last Category: Normal
Last Projected Forecast Available: 7.7 ft
Last Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 90.3 kcfs
Last Projected Forecast Time: Apr 19, 2024 08:00 AM -0400

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Site Info for Harrisburg: USGS ID: 01570500

FEMA Latest News - Region III

The Extra Effort: West Virginia severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides 60 days later

The Extra Effort: West Virginia severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides 60 days later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia has taken significant steps toward recovery following the storms and flooding, that occurred Aug. 28-30, 2023.

Recovery takes the Whole Community. Affected communities and disaster survivors are repairing and rebuilding better, stronger and safer. This effort is possible with the help of neighbors, friends, family members, voluntary groups, faith- and community-based organizations and local, county, state and federal governments.

The following highlights recovery progress made in the 60 days since the Jan. 30 presidential disaster declaration and how disaster survivors and affected communities are overcoming challenges:

  • Survivors in five (5) counties – Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison and Kanawha – were immediately eligible to apply for help under FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program. 
  • On Feb. 27, local, county and state government infrastructure and certain private nonprofit organizations in three (3) counties – Harrison, Kanawha and Roane – became eligible to receive funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program to repair and rebuild certain eligible disaster-damaged facilities. Thirteen (13) projects are in development for state and local entities covering a range of public works from sewers and utilities to road repair and debris removal. 
    • The PA program benefits everyone in the affected communities because essential services like roads, utilities, schools and hospitals are often restored stronger than they were before the disaster. FEMA relieves burdens of local and county governments and the state by paying 75 percent of the eligible costs. 
  • More than 600 West Virginia households have contacted FEMA for IA help. 

To date, survivors have received more than $2.2 million in federal disaster assistance for a variety of recovery purposes. 

  • More than $2.1 million in grants has been approved to make essential repairs for homes to be safe, secure and functional and for a place to stay for homeowners and renters whose residences were uninhabitable. 
  • More than $109 thousand in grants has gone to homeowners and renters to repair and replace certain household items and for disaster-related burial, medical and dental expenses. 
  • More than $770 thousand of the $2.2 million in grants approved was the result of follow-up communications from FEMA staff.
  • At more than $7,600, West Virginians received nearly double the national average of disaster grant awards.
  • Homeowners, renters and businesses have received more than $154 thousand in low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to repair, rebuild and replace damaged property and contents. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.
  • NFIP policyholders have received more than $76 thousand in claims to repair and rebuild flood-damaged property. 

Disaster recovery officials interacted with survivors in a variety of ways to help them recover: 

  • Nearly 700 survivors visited the six (6) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The first three centers opened within days of the presidential disaster declaration. 
  • As of April 1, 575 FEMA housing inspections have been completed. 
  • Teams of FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists visited 2,800 residences in all five disaster counties to encourage more than 1,000 survivors to register for help, provide recovery information and listen to their concerns. 

Whole community partners continue to collaborate to find solutions to enable West Virginia’s recovery and will be here as long as it takes.

For more information on West Virginia’s disaster recovery, visit, West Virginia Emergency Management Division Facebook page, and 




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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland

Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

Philadelphia - The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise for communities around the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 15, 2024 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland to respond to anemergency at the nuclear facility. 

“These drills are held every other year to evaluategovernment’s ability to protect public health and safety,” said MaryAnn Tierney, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 3. “We will assess state and local government emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland.”

Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for use in licensing decisions. The final report will be available to the public approximately 120 days after the exercise. 

FEMA will present preliminary findings of the exercise during a public meeting at 11:00 a.m. on April 19, 2024.  The meeting will be conducted at the Lancaster Marriott, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603. Planned speakers include representatives from FEMA and the NRC.  ​​​​​​​

At the public meeting, FEMA may request that questions or comments be submitted in writing for review and response. Written comments may also be submitted after the meeting by emailing or by mail to:

MaryAnn Tierney

Regional Administrator


615 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106

FEMA created the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program to (1) ensure the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident and (2) inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness.

REP Program responsibilities cover only “offsite” activities, that is, state and local government emergency planning and preparedness activities that take place beyond the nuclear power plant boundaries. Onsite activities continue to be the responsibility of the NRC.

Additional information on FEMA’s REP Program is available online at


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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West Virginians: Just One Day Left to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

West Virginians: Just One Day Left to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The registration deadline for residents of Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Harrison and Kanawha counties to apply for FEMA disaster assistance for the Aug. 28-30, 2023, severe storms and flooding is one day away.

The deadline to register is tomorrow, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 

Survivors can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance by using any of the following methods:

  • Get the help you need to apply, check on your application, or ask questions with a phone call to 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone line operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
  • Use the FEMA mobile app:
  • You can also register with FEMA online at through Monday, April 1, 2024.
  • As long as you are registered by Monday, April 1, 2024, you can continue to work with FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to share additional documents, submit appeals, and check on the status of your application after the April 1 deadline – BUT YOU MUST REGISTER FIRST.

FEMA may refer you to the SBA for a long-term, low-interest disaster loan. SBA disaster loans are the largest source of federal disaster recovery funds for survivors. SBA provides these disaster loans to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to help them recover. If you are referred to SBA, you are not required to take out a loan, but if you don’t fill out the application by April 1, you may not be eligible for certain FEMA grants. 

For more information about SBA loans, call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email or visit Applicants may also apply online via SBA’s secure website at For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Those who have experienced damage from the storms may be eligible for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.  This may cover expenses for home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property, repair or replacement of furnaces, private wells, roads and bridges, and other disaster-related needs, such as medical, dental or transportation costs not covered by insurance or other programs.

FEMA assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants for rent and home repair to their primary residence, as well as other serious disaster-related needs.

FEMA assistance is not dependent on income. The determination on the amount of disaster assistance an eligible applicant receives is based on disaster-related damage incurred as a direct result of the Aug. 28-30, 2023, storms and flooding and the amount of their insurance settlement, if any.

Disaster assistance for essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other serious needs does not count as taxable income. West Virginians affected by the severe storms and flooding who receive federal assistance will not lose Social Security or Medicare benefits, will not pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to

For more information on West Virginia’s disaster recovery, visit, West Virginia Emergency Management Division Facebook page, and 


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