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Heavy Flooding In Argentina, Dozens Dead, Billions in Damages

Last week, Argentina was struck by record rains, which caused disastrous flooding in the cities of La Plata, and Buenos Aries.  The BBC has more… Emergency workers in Argentina continue to try to rescue residents stranded by flooding in Buenos Aires and La Plata. More than 50 people are known to have died after one of the heaviest storms recorded caused flash floods. Thousands were evacuated from their homes and dozens are still stranded on rooftops, treetops and the roofs of city buses, local media report. The government has declared three days of national mourning after what it called “an […]

Frankenstorm Update: Hurricane Sandy is Strengthening, Last Minute Preparations Needed

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast, there is word that she is strengthening.  Here is more from the NY Times… Forecasters cautioned that the course of the storm could change, but officials from the National Hurricane Center said that it was no longer a question of if the storms would converge — but where and with how much force. Dr. Knabb of the National Hurricane Center said the storm’s intensity was unlikely to change. “The center of circulation is only going to be a very small part of the story,” he said. “This is not just going to be […]

Will Another Tropical System Hit the Northeast with Flooding Rains?

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Possibly, according to Accuweather. As a large area of high pressure over the mid-Atlantic states weakens and shifts northeastward early this week, the aforementioned low pressure system will shift north as well. The associated flood threat will shift from Florida into parts of Georgia and South Carolina on Monday. Cities such as Savannah, Charleston and Augusta could receive upwards of 2-4 inches of rainfall Monday into Monday night, which is enough to cause localized flooding. … Flooding rains will shift into the remainder of the Carolinas Monday night into Tuesday before threatening the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by midweek. A renewed […]

Wyoming Valley Flood Update: Road Closures Continue

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Here is the most recent list of roads closed due to flood conditions, via WNEP.  Since the site has received so much local traffic over the last few days, I thought to share this.  Stay safe.  While flooding conditions are improving, there are still some dangerous spots. SR 6 from SR 3011 (Madigan Road) in Burlington Township to SR 4001 (Saco Road) in North Towanda Township SR 6 in Burlington and West Burlington townships, from Berwick Turnpike to Bailey Corners Road SR 6 from SR 187 at Wysox to Valley Road in Standing Stone Township SR 6 in Troy Township from SR 14 to SR […]

Wyoming Valley Flooding 6:00 Update: Levee Breach in Danville, Workers Working to Brace Wall in Forty Fort

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While the Susquehanna has crested, the danger is not over.  Danville suffered a breach in their levee…. A breach has been reported in a levee in Montour County. The breach has led to flooding at Danville Middle School The Susquehanna River’s crest at Danville hit a near-record height. Crews have been called to sandbag to protect the area near the school, but the school itself is surrounded by water. Then, the levee in Forty Fort, a town in the Wyoming Valley, has been the focus of a great deal of attention.  Apparently, water is seeping up from below the levee […]

Wyoming Valley Flooding September 9th Update: Susquehanna Has Crested, Videos of Flooding in West Pittston, Other Area

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The Susquehanna crested at 38.8 feet in Wilkes-Barre. It was well below the top of the levee. However, in the areas of the Valley that were not protected, the damage was extensive. Here are some videos taken late yesterday by WNEP. They were not on their site until this morning… West Pittston flooding…  Jenkins Township Flooding…  Tunkhannock Flooding…  Eighth Street Bridge flooding (This was taken a hour before the Jenkins Township video). The Eighth Street bridge connects Wyoming PA to Jenkins Township.  More West Pittston…  Of course, all of these videos were taken in the late afternoon, or early evening […]

Wyoming Valley Flooding: 9:30 Update, Susquehanna Still Rising UPDATED

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The local news is hoping that the Susquehanna may crest sooner than anticipated, but the NWS forecast still calls for the river to crest at approximately 2:00 AM on Friday-just inches from the top of the levee.  The levee system, built in response to the 1972 Agnes Flood, is holding, and no significant problems have been noted at the time of this writing.   Here are some more pictures from WNEP. Tunkhannock, PA West Pittston, PA Northumberland West Pittston Exeter, PA Rt 6 was washed away. Cemetery Damage, Lawton Planes evacuated from the airport in Wyoming PA Eighth Street Bridge Rt 87 north of […]

Wyoming Valley Flooding: 7 PM Update, Streams Receding, Susquehanna Continues to Rise

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As of this time, many of the streams and creeks that cause flooding in the outlying areas are now receding, the Wyoming Valley Cities are now the focus of the flooding.  Increased rain, especially in Southern NY, have continued to swell the Susquehanna, threatening the Wyoming Valley.  Here are more pictures from WNEP… Pittston, PA West Nanticoke, PA Shickshinny, PA K-Mart, Edwardsville, PA Shamokin, PA Water Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA Old Eighth Street Bridge (Under demolition), , PA Some other items… 1.   Parts of I-80 in Luzerne County are closed due to flooding. 2.  Only one bridge (out of six) […]

More Flooding in Wyoming Valley, Northeast PA 4:00PM Update

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The situation continues to worsen in the Wyoming Valley.  Curfews have been issued in towns such as West Pittston.  Rivers and streams continue to rise out of their banks, and will likely do so until tomorrow.  Here are some more pictures… Athens, PA Wyalusing Pa, Cloud next to bridge is a propane tank exploding. Lewisburg, PA Meshoppen Bridge, Now, and in 1972. Forty Fort, PA.  Note that the Susquehanna is nearly at the to of the levee.  Note how much lower the surrounding yards and houses are compared to the river level. Muncy, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA Towanda The good news is that […]

Wyoming Valley Flooding: As Bad as Agnes?

The Wyoming Valley is under the threat of  historic flooding. After being saturated for August, and then drenched by Hurricane Irene, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee appears to be the killing blow. At the time of this writing, many low lying areas are already under water, The bigger story, however, is the Wilke-Barre area. The city, and communities on the opposite bank of the Susquehanna River are protected by a levee system. However, that system provides protection to 41 feet. The last forecast for the crest is 40.7 feet. At current, there are evacuations ordered for tens of thousands […]

Northeast PA Flooding, Evacuations Caused by Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee

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Northeast PA is now experiencing the consequences of days of rain. The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have done some more damage… The flooding is approaching the levels set by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. While many areas are protected from flooding by dikes, many low lying areas are going to suffer significant damage.  Evacuations in some parts of the Wyoming Valley are under way.  Hopefully, it will be limited, and no lives will be lost.

Tracking Tropical Depression Lee: More Rain for the Northeast

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The Northeast has received a great deal of rain over the last few weeks. The ground was saturated already when Irene hit, and as of this moment, the CH 2.0 bunker is under a flash flood watch due to heavy rains. Now, the remains of Tropical Storm Lee are heading to the Northeast. Here is the latest from the Weather Channel… It isn’t looking too good folks. All that water has to go somewhere, and somewhere in this case might be up.

Hurricane Irene Damage in PA

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As you might guess, my ISP got services back up, and the CH 2.0 is back in action.  There has been quite a bit of flooding associated with Hurricane Irene.  With previous storms saturating the ground in much of Eastern Pennsylvania, it didn’t take much to cause fl0oding.  Here are some videos from YouTube.  Unfortunately, the local news stations have not made their storm footage, which is extensive, available on their websites… There have been three deaths on NE PA associated with Irene… Hurricane Irene is blamed for three deaths in our area. A man from Northampton County died early Sunday morning when […]

Hurricane Irene Update 8-28-11: New York is next, CH 2.0 Bunker is Soggy UPDATED

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For the latest on Hurricane Irene, here is the radar image for the Northeast at approximately 1:15 AM. As you can see, much of  Eastern Pennsylvania is in Irene’s outer bands.  As the morning continues, the storm will make it’s closest approach to NY City.  And, as you might guess, the CH 2.0 bunker is under that blotchy yellow and red.  We’re getting some wind gusts, and some steady rain, but we have power, and the Direct TV is working about 1/2 the time. As the day unfolds, we’re getting some ideas about the scope of the storm, as well […]

Early Afternoon Hurricane Irene Update: 8-27-11

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Here is the latest on Hurricane Irene… The forecast that Irene will remain at Hurricane strength while it goes up to New England. This obviously increases the risk for wind damage. If you in this storm’s path, take cover and don’t do anything foolish.

Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week?

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I’m an Accuweather fan, and particularly of Henry Margusity.  It’s frankly cool that some meteorologists share the actual weather model data as it comes in. The latest weather news is about tropical storm Irene.  The projected course at this time takes Irene past the east coast of Florida, where it will likely shoot right up the I-95 corridor.  While it doesn’t appear that Irene will be a terribly strong Hurricane, if it goes as projected, it will dump a ton of rain on areas where the ground is already saturated, raising the flood potential  considerably. Here is Henry’s latest map […]

Video: Minot Flood-Putting Things into Perspective

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Sometimes a video can put things in perspective much better than words.  This video shows what the citizens of Minot are facing everyday and the long road ahead of us.  I ask that you please link to this post today; not to drive traffic to our site but to show the nation what one of their cities is going through and the challenges we face.  Please take the time to watch the video. You can donate to the Minot Red Cross here>> God bless the people of Minot and America. Original Post:  The Sentry Journal