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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. A second crest of 35 to 37 feet, which had been predicted by the National Weather Service and emergency officials, did not materialize around 2 a.m. EDT. Instead, the river's water level fell to 32.63 feet at 2 a.m., continuing a steady decline that began after the...

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. A second crest of 35 to 37 feet, which had been predicted by the National Weather Service and emergency officials, did not materialize around 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) . Instead, the river's water level fell to 32.63 feet (10 meters) at 2 a.m., continuing a steady...

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. Waters crested at more than 34 feet along the flood protection system on Wednesday evening and were expected to peak as high as 37 feet early on Thursday after the region of some 200,000 people was pounded by days of torrential rain. The levees -- restraining the Susquehanna...

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. With buildings submerged, roads washed out and rivers surging after days of torrential rain, authorities declared emergencies across swathes of New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Travel along the heavily trafficked Eastern Seaboard from...

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. With roads washed out and waters rising, authorities on Wednesday declared emergencies across large swathes of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Travel along the heavily trafficked...

2006-06-28 14:55:00

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. With roads washed out and waters rising, authorities on Wednesday declared emergencies across large swathes of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Travel along the heavily trafficked Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to New York was hard-hit. Up to 200,000 people in Wilkes-Barre,...

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. With roads washed out and waters rising, authorities on Wednesday declared emergencies across large swathes of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Travel along the heavily trafficked Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to New York was hard-hit. Up to 200,000 people in...

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. With roads washed out and waters rising, authorities on Wednesday declared emergencies across large swathes of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Travel along the heavily trafficked Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to New York was hard-hit. Up to 200,000 people in...

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. Luzerne County public information officer Kathy Bozinski said residents from 10 communities in Wyoming Valley were ordered shortly after midday to leave their homes for higher elevations by 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT). County authorities took the measure as a...

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. Rain in the Delaware Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania fell at a pace of between 1.5 and 3 inches during one four-hour period overnight, capping between 5 and 7 inches that has deluged the region since Friday. With extensive disruption to...


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