Flash flood concerns in Luzerne County – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

The remnants of Ida moved into our space Wednesday morning, And Tright here is An monumental hazard …….


The remnants of Ida moved into our space Wednesday morning, And Tright here is An monumental hazard of flash flooding, collectively with Luzerne County.

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Officers in Wilkes-Barre are recommending people evacuate their houses in particular spaces.

· Horton St. between Bertel to Carey Ave.

· Carlisle from Horton St. to Carey Ave.

· Covell St. between Division and Andover St.

and The primary few houses on Schuler and Andover St. additionally depart their houses.

So far in South Wilkes-Barre, We’re seeing A lot Of people Coming out to see the creek. Some inform us they’ve seen this earlier than, completely differents are seeing it for The primary time.

“Me and my dad acquired here this Method to take my mom house the bridge is shutd the water is pretty extreme I Did not assume It Might be That prime, pretty loopy I imply they even acquired me out Of school early as a Outcome of they Did not Understand how dangerous it was gonna be,” said Ryan Kershner, Hanover Township. 

The metropolis of Wilkes-Barre has Arrange an emergency shelter at GAR Memorial Highschool’s Gymnasium, located at 250 S Grant St, in Wilkes-Barre and The American Purple Cross is on-website to handle the shelter And current meals and drinks to these displaced to the shelter.

The floodgates on Barney Road in south Wilkes-Barre have been shutd simply earlier than noon on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, as a precaution, crews shut the floodgates on the three completely different bridges in south Wilkes-Barre that cross over a creek on South Franklin Regent and Waller Roads.

However on Wednesday morning, they’re seeing enough indicators To close completely differents as properly.

First responders inform Newswatch 16 Solomon Creek has risen six inches in simply Inside the final half hour.

Newswatch 16 took a Take A look On the cage by the pump station Tuesday and the creek was at half a foot.

At noon on Wednesday, It is already at 4 ft and rising right here in south Wilkes-Barre. 

Down The street, We now have a manhole cowl That is overflowing and first responders inform me Which will be An indication thOn they needed To close these floodgates.

We’re additionally seeing some vital street flooding Inside the metropolis particularly on River Road and South Main Road.

As quickly as extra, It is important for people To primarytain in thoughts Do not drive by way of standing water. 

Do You’d like to’re Inside the spaces alongside Solomon Creek It is A great suggestion to be ready To go away if needed.

Circumstances are solely going to Worsen Since the day goes on.

So, We Want to rethoughts everyone To primarytain protected and Persist with us for updates.

For The latest Stormtracker 16 forecast, click on right here.

Look at river and stream ranges shut to you right here.

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