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Latest Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Stories

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 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.


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