June 29, 2006
Wilkes-Barre residents allowed to return to PA town
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Residents of the
historic Pennsylvania coal town of Wilkes-Barre can return home
at noon, ending a mandatory evacuation after the city's levees
held following intense floods, an official said on Thursday.
"As 12 p.m. today, we are lifting the evacuation order,"
said Greg Skrepenak, chairman of the Luzerne County board of
up to 200,000 people in the region.