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Flooding Closes Local Schools and Roads in Central PA.
PennLive; The Patriot-News ^ | September 7, 2011 | staff

Posted on 09/07/2011 4:11:05 PM PDT by Palladin

Susquehanna River to Flood:

Susquehanna River now forecast to crest at 26.2 feet.

Breaking News

Susquehanna River now forecast to crest at 26.2 feet in Harrisburg Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 5:06 PM Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 5:12 PM By The Patriot-News

Forecasts for where the Susquehanna River will crest in Harrisburg have steadily increased in the last two days, and the National Weather Service is now calling for the river to crest at 26.2 feet early Friday morning.

Flood stage for the river is 17 feet. At 20 feet, flooding is considered moderate, and at 23 feet, it's major.

When the river reaches 23 feet, evacuations are necessary in the Shipoke area of Harrisburg, according to the NWS. At 24 feet, the residential section of Front and Second streets floods. And at 26 feet, Green and Vaughn streets flood.

Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson has declared a stage of emergency for the city, meaning the city’s emergency operations center is now open and the mayor’s office will continue to monitor the situation and notify residents of flood developments.

Thompson said city employees and volunteers will use bullhorns and knock on doors tomorrow to tell residents to move household items to higher levels and evacuate certain sections of Harrisburg.

(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...


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It's looking bad for the Harrisburg area over the next couple of days.
1 posted on 09/07/2011 4:11:08 PM PDT by Palladin
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To: Palladin

Derry Street in Harrisburg, today.


2 posted on 09/07/2011 4:14:01 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin

3 communities evacuated in Muncy-Hughesville Area:

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/568180.html

It’s looking like Agnes all over again!


3 posted on 09/07/2011 4:21:03 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin

from Facebook friends:

Hershey to Palmyra flooded; major roads closed. People can’t get home from work.


4 posted on 09/07/2011 4:22:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin
It’s looking like Agnes all over again!

In Wilkes-Barre, the Susquehanna may crest at its second highest since Hurrican Agnes in 1972.

5 posted on 09/07/2011 4:29:09 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

Not good. Hope the emergency crews are prepared for this.


6 posted on 09/07/2011 4:39:25 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin

Broad St. in Montoursville is closed. I’m afraid they are going to get it bad. The Loyalsock Creek is within inches of the bridge and is absolutely raging.


7 posted on 09/07/2011 5:21:33 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Tribune7

More flooding


8 posted on 09/07/2011 5:48:58 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


9 posted on 09/07/2011 5:50:59 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: randita

And, it is still raining.


10 posted on 09/07/2011 6:00:05 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Palladin

Not as high as I recall seeing it in the past when it flooded out Piper Aircraft Mfg at Lockhaven, but certainly high enough ! My sympathy for those effected ! >PS


11 posted on 09/07/2011 6:41:12 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Palladin
I'm in the northern tip of Northumberland Cty, right across the river from Lewisburg, and ~60 crow miles north of H'burg.
This line of torrential Tstorms has tracked precisely over this acre since it started .. grrrr !
I'm guessing we've gotten >10" of rain in the last 96 hrs onto already sodden ground.

There are two Gould 3/4hp pumps in 4' sumps working about 20' of contiguous wall drains each, set in the two corners of the basement most susceptible to water.
The 2-3 times/year there's this much rain, even they can't keep up with it, and the big shopvac w/pump comes out to collect the balance.
The vac's pump empties it into the shower stall, from whence it drains to the septic ~50' away from the house.
So far the vac (and my back) has handled ~750 gallons over/above the jillion gallons the pumps have bailed out.
The thought of trenching and re-parging 350 LF of foundation conjures thoughts of a noose and the big maple out back !

Flood stage all up and down the Susquehanna in midstate is to be exceeded by an average of 5' by Saturday.
Crops are in danger, there have been more than a few water rescues, roads are closed all over the area, and a LOT of folks are in the same boat (some, literally) in regard to house bailing.

Prolly not much by Gulf Coast/hurricane standards, but a TOTAL pain in the ass in this ol'fella's estimation.

I'd have sooooo liked to send some of it to Texas !

12 posted on 09/07/2011 6:50:34 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: NautiNurse

It ain’t a ‘cane here, but it seems like all the water from one !


13 posted on 09/07/2011 6:55:05 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: PiperShade
Bull Puckey. Every 7-12 years I'm supposed to feel sorry for these idiots that want to live in a flood prone area.

Lived here in the Harrisburg/Hershey area for a long time and will have to admit it is the most consist ant rain I have ever seen. I got 12 inches in 24 hours.

14 posted on 09/07/2011 6:56:14 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

fyi !


15 posted on 09/07/2011 7:05:49 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: All
Loyalsock Creek at Montoursville Bridge a few hours ago. This is right above where it dumps into the Susquehanna.

Montoursville is going to get it pretty bad, again. This town has flooded from this creek many times in the past. They also suffered the loss of all those students on Flight 800.


16 posted on 09/07/2011 7:23:27 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: tomkat

I feel your pain! I haven’t seen this much rain since Agnes in ‘72, and we all know what that did!

They are erecting the flood wall in Wilkes-Barre, but fear the crest will overtop it. Mnay lowlying towns have gotten the order to evacuate by midnight!

We need prayers up here and all up and down the Susquehanna Valley.

And yes...I wish there were some way to redirect the flow to Texas!

Still, I’d rather have flood than fire because there is enough warning to get to higher ground.

Good luck! Hope your pumps hold out.


17 posted on 09/07/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: FlJoePa

Oh, man! I live near there, but way up on a hill. We cross that bridge to go to Church on Sunday.

The bridge itself is not in great shape. If it washes out, there’s no other way across.


18 posted on 09/07/2011 8:00:46 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin

O my Gosh! Palladin I use to live there and very familiar wit all the areas they spoke of! Near Williamsport area....which the river winds thru that whole city and surrounding areas. Main roads run directly on both sides of the river....at those water levels they are in a heap of trouble!

Muncy/Hughesville are small sleepy towns on opposite sides of the main highway, just outside of the city. Beautiful area as you come out of the hills into Muncy Valley...stunning view all around. Quaint communities I use to visit often. For short time had a apartment that surely will be well underwater if Lowe’s Grocery street is flooded.

Am so sad to ear this...praying for those to escape to safe places.


19 posted on 09/07/2011 8:13:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wilksbaree sits right on the river....not to mention outer small communtities which salt and pepper the outlying areas. Berwick and Bloomsburg likely are getting their fair share as well. Sad to hear as I lived in those area and actually was my sales territory for a number of years.


20 posted on 09/07/2011 8:17:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: FlJoePa

I worked at the airport in Mountoursville as an intermediate job when I relocated to Williamsport area. I know exactly where Broad Street is. Drove it everyday to work.

Mountoursville sits right next to the river. Just so sad to hear about.


21 posted on 09/07/2011 8:20:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: tomkat

I’m familiar with your area as lived over in the Bloomsburg Berwick area for about seven years. My job took me to several communites throughout that whole region. So I know where you speak of pretty well. Then later moved to Willamsport area so that too am familiar with.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 8:24:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Thanks for the prayers. Our lowlying neighbors sure need all the prayers they can get.

You are right...it is a gorgeous area. Since photography is my hobby, I enjoy getting in the car and driv9ing ten or fifteen miles in any direction to get spectacular landscapes, wildlife pics, and just pretty rural photos.

Won’t be doing that for the next few weeks. :(


23 posted on 09/07/2011 8:26:35 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin; tomkat
I feel your pain! I haven’t seen this much rain since Agnes in ‘72, and we all know what that did!

I've been a southcentral Pennsylvanian all of my 51 year life, so I do remember Agnes ('72) and Eloise ('75).

I also remember all of the farmland that has been paved over in the intervening 29 years.

It won't take as much rain this time to produce the same effect.

24 posted on 09/07/2011 8:38:42 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Palladin
Pumps'll be fine, it's my patience that's wearing out !  lol
And thanks for the thoughts.

Speaking of thoughts, here's one for ya:

Just saw a thread title re snakes being found in a school somewhere.
Given the water levels here, folks along the river and creeks are liable to find some fauna surprises when they start cleanin' up the mess !

(instantaneously grateful for being 2mi from the river ;-)

25 posted on 09/07/2011 8:41:24 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Palladin
Been following this storm. PA, except for one county. In Westmorland county we are well over 200% for the year. This is going to be ugly in the low lying areas.




26 posted on 09/07/2011 8:41:28 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: Palladin
Hope the emergency crews are prepared for this.

Stretched to the max in York County. Fortunately, three years ago we got a new 911 radio system that has full Police/Fire/EMS/EMA interoperability and more than enough talk groups (channels).

It was put to the test today but passed.

27 posted on 09/07/2011 8:42:02 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Palladin

I’m still gettin my head around this as going thru the web and photos show things are really very bad there. Do you think Mountoursville bridge will hold? They’ll be stranded out there but as i recall should be able to endure for a time.

I do miss the area as I made it my home for a couple years. Use to go out with an Officer who headed up D.A.R.E. The police had a really great place right on the river and we’d go there for a day trip...ride the pontoon boat up and down the river over te 4th of July. Huge bob-fires up and down the river and they competed to see whose would be the greatest. I miss the river.

Williamsport is a great small city....big enough to get lost in and small enough to find your way around in. Did they ever get a handle on the influx from Philadelphia....you know the deal made between the mayors?
That was destroying the city for a time until they got a new mayor who put his foot down on it. I had an interview with him on one occassion for a city job. Can’t remember his name though.


28 posted on 09/07/2011 8:43:16 PM PDT by caww
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To: PA Engineer

Great maps.

We’ll have 2 more inches overnight before it stops.

Woshing good luck to all. They should close the schools instead of just having a 2-hr delay.

Hope all the kiddos will be safe and sound.

Goodnight, everyone!


29 posted on 09/07/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: PA Engineer

Lancaster area getting it too? Map appears to reveal that.


30 posted on 09/07/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT by caww
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To: Palladin

Night Palladin....sleep well even though....


31 posted on 09/07/2011 8:47:11 PM PDT by caww
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To: PA Engineer
Yup, I've had that light purple crap all over my house !

(hope it washes off)

32 posted on 09/07/2011 8:48:08 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Palladin

I stopped here, but more is on the way. We live high (for that very reason) up on a ridge. Got 8.96” since August 8th. Thinking about you folks out east.


33 posted on 09/07/2011 8:48:57 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: caww
Yes. Was watching online the weather station in State College and the meteorologist reported that the remnants of Irene were moving back towards central PA.

I have been hearing about the drought situation in the US, but we have been getting well over 5" of rain a month since April. We are already above our average rainfall for the year. Ours has been spread out unlike you folks in the east.
34 posted on 09/07/2011 9:02:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: Palladin

Issued by The National Weather Service
State College, PA
Wed, Sep 7, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

For Montoursville:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE LOYALSOCK CREEK AT LOYALSOCKVILLE. * AT 10 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 18.7 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST. * THE CREEK WILL CREST BETWEEN 21 AND 22 FEET EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THE CREEK WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY MORNING. A CREST OF 21.5 FEET WOULD BE ABOUT 3.5 FEET ABOVE THE PREVIOUS RECORD FLOOD OF JANUARY 1996.


35 posted on 09/08/2011 12:44:43 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: Palladin

Issued by The National Weather Service
State College, PA
Thu, Sep 8, 2011, 12:59 AM EDT:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... DAUPHIN COUNTY... LANCASTER COUNTY... LEBANON COUNTY... YORK COUNTY...

* UNTIL 845 AM EDT...

* AT 1252 AM EDT FLOODING WAS ONGOING ACROSS MOST OF THE WARNING AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNING AREA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS... WITH ANOTHER ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK THURSDAY. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DEADLY SITUATION... AS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL PUSH STREAMS AND CREEKS TO ALMOST RECORD LEVELS IN SOME CASES.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE MODERATE TO SEVERE FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HARRISBURG... LANCASTER... ELIZABETHTOWN... RED LION... YORK... FREDERICKSBURG AND LEBANON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE... TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 12:49:10 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: Lady Lucky
Video yesterday from the Williamsport area....

People Stranded by Flood Waters

37 posted on 09/08/2011 2:46:07 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi
The section of Interstate 80 around of Bloomsburg is closed in both directions.

The river at Wilkes-Barre is expected to crest at 38.5', something like 15' above flood stage.

Here's the latest data on my weather page from the NWS:


Statement as of 8:26 AM EDT on September 08, 2011


The Flood Warning continues for
the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 20.4 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 28.7 feet by early Saturday morning then
begin falling.
* At 28.0 feet... widespread flooding occurs in the residential
sections of front and second streets and in the shipoke area of
Harrisburg.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the Susquehanna River near Sunbury.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 28.6 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 34.0 feet by tomorrow evening then begin
falling.
* At 34.0 feet... most areas adjacent to the river... which are not
protected by the flood wall and levee system... are affected by high
water. Catasrophic flooding occurs in some of these areas.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the Susquehanna River at Danville.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 25.5 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 31.6 feet by tomorrow morning then begin
falling.
* At 32.0 feet... areas outside of the levee system experiences
widespread flooding. The levee system protects most of Danville to
a height of 34 feet.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Branch Susquehanna at Lewisburg.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 24.6 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 29.5 feet by this evening. The river will
fall below flood stage Saturday evening.
* At 30.0 feet... water level reaches the intersection of Saint George
and 3rd streets in Lewisburg.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Branch Susquehanna at Milton.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 25.8 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 29.5 feet by this evening then begin
falling.
* At 30.0 feet... many homes on both banks are affected by high water.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Branch Susquehanna at Watsontown.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 32.0 feet this evening.
* At 31.0 feet... many homes in Watsontown are affected by high water
levels. A number of streets and roads are closed.

826 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Branch Susquehanna at Montgomery.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 26.4 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river will crest near 32.0 feet by this evening then begin
falling.
* At 30.0 feet... numerous homes and businesses are affected by
widespread flooding.

401 am EDT Thu Sep 8 2011

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Columbia County...
northern Dauphin County...
Montour County...
Schuylkill County...
Snyder County...
Sullivan County...
Tioga County...
Union County...
Northumberland County...
Lycoming County...

* until 200 PM EDT Thursday...

* at 353 am EDT flooding was widespread across much of the warning
area... as heavy rainfall continued to fall throughout the
overnight hours. Many roads are closed and travel is strongly
discouraged throughout the warning area. Rainfall will become more
showery and intermittent early this morning... but excessive runoff
from overnight rains will last throughout the morning and into
this afternoon... with widespread flooding continuing throughout
the warning area.

* Locations experiencing moderate to severe flooding include
but are not limited to Tioga... Mansfield... Dushore... LaPorte...
Williamsport... Bloomsburg... Sunbury and Shamokin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Forecaster: devoir


38 posted on 09/08/2011 6:03:43 AM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: All
Would love to stay and play, but there's a bit of water to deal with . . .


39 posted on 09/08/2011 6:06:45 AM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: tomkat

Watching this story all night, due to another situation I also have to watch :(
Many areas will go ten feet above flood stage. Sunbury can probably handle a little more before the river goes over the wall. Most major roads and backroads too are closed, schools closed, county govt closed in Northumberland, cell phone service is reported out in places, and some oil tanks have collapsed at a heating oil facility on or near Route 61 (per newsitem.com).
That is all coal country — most famously, the underground fire of Centralia is in the region affected. Erosion will threaten many homes.
Seven to ten inches of rain in the past 3 days, and 10 feet over flood stage is reported in many areas.


40 posted on 09/08/2011 6:36:49 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: PA Engineer

It’s all over the major news networks that 100,000 mandatory evacuations. It’s certainly going to get worse before better it appears.


41 posted on 09/08/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: Lady Lucky
, the underground fire of Centralia is in the region affected.

Maybe some of this water will crush some of it's advance across the region. I have visited Centralia and it's the most eerie place seeing smoke come out of the ground and bare trees all around. Cracked and lifted roads. For the most part the area has been abandoned.

42 posted on 09/08/2011 7:26:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Historical trivia: 111 years ago today the Galveston Hurricane occurred. For loss of life (thousands), the worst natural disaster in US history.


43 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:06 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: Lady Lucky

UPDATE:

TO: Hazleton Area Industries

The Pennsylvania State Police have advised that there is an URGENT need for Truck Parking in the Greater Hazleton Area!

Due to eminent highway flooding, Interstate 80 westbound will be closing at the 80/81 intersection this afternoon.

Also, Route 93 Northbound will be closed to TRUCK TRAFFIC at the Hampton Inn/Top of the 80’s area.

The trucks that are being stopped will need an area to locate temporarily and parking areas are needed.

Please advise if you have any available parking to accommodate tractor trailers during this emergency

Either call or reply by e-mail immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


44 posted on 09/08/2011 7:56:34 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: FlJoePa

http://www.wnep.com/news/

Evacuations underway in Wilkes Barre PA.


45 posted on 09/08/2011 7:58:27 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: FlJoePa

I have heard the (Loyalsock) bridge has collapsed, but not confirmed it was the truss bridge. Hard to imagine. :(


46 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:44 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: Palladin

It’s not looking any better north of there. The river is expected to crest at 40.7 feet (subject to change) in Wilkes-Barre. The levees protect to 41 feet.


47 posted on 09/08/2011 9:07:44 AM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: Tribune7

It’s crazy. We had our first “rain” day today from school. Flooding and power outtages in Haverford schools.

Schuykill(Rt 76) closed eastbound into Phila for 8 hours this morning due to a mud slide, and now westbound is closed due to a tree down. Transit shut down all over the place, and many streets closed due to flooding.

News says they are worried about the Delaware river flooding due to water coming down from NY. Yikes!!

It’s still raining....


48 posted on 09/08/2011 9:09:14 AM PDT by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2010 NL East Champions)
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To: caww

Berwick is fine, and will only get flooded to the west from some creeks. Nescopeck, across the river, will likely get hammered. Here is a video from Bloom (Fishing Creek) earlier today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpNAeCiuSk&feature=share


49 posted on 09/08/2011 9:09:14 AM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: FlJoePa

Pennsylvania State Police confirm the Loyalsock Bridge over Loyalsock Creek (Slabtown Bridge) near Montoursville has collapsed.

The railroad bridge south of Broad Street has sustained heavy damage


50 posted on 09/08/2011 9:10:38 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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