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2006-06-29 05:15:01

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Water levels in the flooded Susquehanna River unexpectedly receded early on Thursday, removing the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic town of Wilkes-Barre.

2006-06-29 03:07:30

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Water levels in the flooded Susquehanna River unexpectedly receded early on Thursday, removing the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic town of Wilkes-Barre.

2006-06-29 01:50:10

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Wilkes-Barre residents waited anxiously on Thursday to learn if protective levees would withstand rising floodwaters that threaten to swamp the historic town.

2006-06-28 18:45:28

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, PA (Reuters) - More than 150,000 people fled rising river waters that threatened the old coal-mining town of Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday after floods killed at least 16 people in the eastern United States.

2006-06-28 15:20:50

Corrects name of highway in paragraph 21 to Interstate 88 from Interstate 99. By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The worst flooding in the eastern United States for decades, triggered by days of torrential downpours, has killed at least nine people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

2006-06-28 14:55:00

The worst flooding in the eastern United States for decades, triggered by days of torrential downpours, has killed at least nine people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

2006-06-28 14:42:53

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The worst flooding in the eastern United States for decades, triggered by days of torrential downpours, has killed at least nine people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

2006-06-28 14:19:20

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The worst flooding in the eastern United States for decades, triggered by days of torrential downpours, has killed at least nine people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

2006-06-28 14:01:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities on 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.

2006-06-28 10:18:49

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue up to 70 people stranded on rooftops Wednesday in northeastern Pennsylvania as days of torrential rain caused widespread flooding across the state.


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