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Evacuation Order Lifted for Speedwell Forge Lake
October 31, 2012
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Officials of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) have notified the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency that the evacuation order for residents below the Speedwell Forge Lake dam in Elizabeth, Warwick, Ephrata and West Earl townships has been lifted.

Residents may return to their homes. A threat of a serious flood due to the dam no longer exists.

Approximately 80 homes and 200 citizens were impacted by the evacuation.

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Fish and Boat Commission – Eric Levis, Press Secretary
717.705.7806
elevis@pa.gov

Lancaster County EMS – Randy Gockley
717-664-1200
rgockley@lancema.us

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