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Three Reported Dead Amid Severe Flooding Conditions In Upper Makefield

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A serious situation was unfolding Saturday evening in Upper Makefield Township after 3 to 6 inches of rain fell in the area.

Multiple emergency response sources confirmed to as of 9 p.m. that three people were killed by flooding in Upper Makefield Township. Additional searches in the water continued as of 9 p.m.

The flooding was reported to have begun during strong storms just past 6 p.m.

Township firefighters and police continued to be at flooding locations as of nightfall. They were being assisted by outside agencies.

“We have been dealing with search and rescue missions. There are numerous places on the township that have been flooded,” the police department posted on social media.

The Newtown Township Police Department said they were assisting Upper Makefield Township authorities with a search and rescue operation on Taylorsville Road in the area of Washington Crossing Road.

According to dispatch traffic, the Bucks County Coroner’s Office was called to Upper Makefield Township to recover remains.

Other dispatch reports indicated that cars were swept away by flooding in Upper Makefield Township and several people were rescued from the flood waters.

“They are still searching, so we’re not sure if that number is going to increase,” an official said.

Neighboring Lower Makefield Township also reported flooding that had closed part of River Road and Taylorsville Road in that municipality.

Eric Nagy, the communications director for Bucks County, said the county has requested additional support from Montgomery County and has been in contact with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

“This is an ongoing incident,” Nagy said.

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