AsstChiefMark
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200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:12 am

SIDNEY, N.Y. - Authorities Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of 150,000 to 200,000 people from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas along the Susquehanna River, a Luzerne County official said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13589161/

Wow. And there's more rain on the way.

For those in New England, what's it like where you are?

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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:58 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
For those in New England, what's it like where you are?

It has rained for the past 5-6 days, here in CEF. but its finally over. Its supposed to be sunny and the 80's til atleast next tuesday.
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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:05 am

Here in BOS it's been cloudy and on-and-off rain all except yesterday for the last week or so. Today and tomorrow, heavy rains are forecast, with no sun until Saturday.

Not so bad, considering elsewhere and the North Shore of Boston back in May.
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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:07 am

The flooding in NE Pennsylvania sounds like the worst I can recall occured around 1970. I recalled it washed away parts of I-81, killed a number of people and did some serious damage.
I live in Northern New Jersey and am familiar with bad floods covering over parts of towns, closing off major roads, washing out bridges. With all this heavy rain in the region, there should also be inspections of almost all roads, bridges done ASAP to look for flood and water flow damage.
 
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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:25 am

Yeah, we get some flooding. The Susquehanna is notable for it, as is the Delaware. We just had some rain and wind (Central NJ).The sump pump didn't even turn on.
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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
For those in New England

What happened to "Old" England?
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RE: 200,000 Evacuated From Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:39 am

I live about twenty minutes south of Wilkes-Barre and it is bad. Two out of three ways out of my town are closed down due to flooding.

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