UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuation Lifted, Residents Permitted Back to Homes

UPDATE: The Mandatory Evacuation has been lifted and residents are permitted back in their residences located on Joyce Lane in Swatara Township. 


The Swatara Township Board of Commissioners has issued a State of Emergency for areas of Joyce Lane affected by the rising waters and related flooding.  This order has necessitated the MANDATORY EVACUATION of certain areas of Joyce Lane as the flooding has created an serious threat to life and safety of the residents.  Members of the Swatara Township Emergency Management Agency, Police Department and Fire Department are on scene assisting in the evacuation.  Swatara Police will be in the area throughout the duration of the evacuation period.  Additional information will be provided as it is received.