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Flooding from Storm Lee forces US evacuations

 Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...
 Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...
 Kathy Buser looks over her living as she prepares to leave her home for good after more rain and flooding are expected in the weather forecast after ...
 J.D. King places a new American flag in a holder outside the Moore's Hotel  as more rain and flooding are expected n the weather forecast after Tropi...
 Kathy Toranzo, left, and J.D. King prepare for a voluntary evacuation after more rain and flooding in the weather forecast after Tropical Storm Irene...
 A Information board in the center of town after more rain and flooding are expected in the weather forecast after Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville...

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Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...

Lee

Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...

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Kathy Buser looks over her living as she prepares to leave her home for good after more rain and flooding are expected in the weather forecast after ...

Irene

J.D. King places a new American flag in a holder outside the Moore's Hotel as more rain and flooding are expected n the weather forecast after Tropi...

Irene

Kathy Toranzo, left, and J.D. King prepare for a voluntary evacuation after more rain and flooding in the weather forecast after Tropical Storm Irene...

Irene

A Information board in the center of town after more rain and flooding are expected in the weather forecast after Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville...

Officials in northeastern Pennsylvania are calling for a mandatory evacuation of communities along the Susquehanna River _ an area that was inundated in the historic Agnes flood of 1972.
The order affects more than 100,000 residents.
Luzerne County Management Agency official Frank Lasiewicki tells The Associated Press Thursday the river is projected to crest at 41 feet (12.5 meters) between 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) and 8 p.m. Thursday _ the same height as the levee system protecting riverfront communities including Wilkes-Barre and Kingston.
Residents were ordered to leave by 4 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton says residents should prepare for an extended evacuation of 72 hours and advised them to take clothing, food and prescription medicine. He also asked city businesses to close their doors by noon (1600 GMT).


Updated : 2021-04-13 04:00 GMT+08:00