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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...
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...
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