Flooding Leads to Evacuations of 100,000 People in Pennsylvania | NECN

Flooding Leads to Evacuations of 100,000 People in Pennsylvania

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    (NECN/WJAC) - A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for more than 100,000 residents living along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania due to expected flooding.

    The river is projected to crest at 41 feet between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday.

    Residents have been ordered to leave by 4pm. They have been told to prepare for an extended evacuation of 72 hours and have been advised to take clothing, food and prescription medicine. Businesses have been asked to close their doors by noon.

    The evacuations come as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped heavy rain and caused havoc around the Northeast.

    Flood watches and warnings are in effect from Maryland to New England.

    This is video from Altoona, Pennsylvania -- east of Pittsburgh.