2018 Hersheypark Flooding

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The picture of the storefront is from 2011 floods. Many folks have been sharing that the last two days, but it’s an old picture. The other shot though is 100% accurate. Flooding here is bad, not horrific like 2011turned out to be.
 
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The Hollow got hit pretty hard, but when the park reopen sped Friday, most said you couldn’t tell anything had happened, even the landscaping was back to normal. Hershey and Knoebels have very friendly management teams, and were looking out for one another. Knoebels’ pool is still closed, but the rest of that park is open. Video showed feet of water rushing through the majority of the park. That is also a fairly regular occurrence, staff there is very ready to tear down, protect, clean, and reassemble - in just a few days.
Things have returned pretty much to normal here, though we just got about two inches of rain in town tonight, probably more in the next two days. Then hopefully we can dry out for a solid week.
 
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The Hollow got hit pretty hard, but when the park reopen sped Friday, most said you couldn’t tell anything had happened, even the landscaping was back to normal. Hershey and Knoebels have very friendly management teams, and were looking out for one another. Knoebels’ pool is still closed, but the rest of that park is open. Video showed feet of water rushing through the majority of the park. That is also a fairly regular occurrence, staff there is very ready to tear down, protect, clean, and reassemble - in just a few days.
Things have returned pretty much to normal here, though we just got about two inches of rain in town tonight, probably more in the next two days. Then hopefully we can dry out for a solid week.
From what I heard (from pass holders with sources) the walls of Spring Creek didn't overflow anywhere near what it did last time. The water in most areas was only a few inches deep. The team has actually been trained quite a bit on this, in both the Zoo and Park sides after the loss of some beloved animals because they couldn't free them in time. Hershey Entertainment learned a lot from that incident, so lately when flash floods pop up, they tend to close so all staff can help move and seal up things that need it as opposed to having to help people.
 
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