If you were one of the 100k people being ordered to leave the area could you do so in a quick and efficient manner? Do you know where you would go? Do you have a plan and a kit? FEMA recommends that you have a 72 hour kit prepared in case of a natural disaster. Don't be one of those people running to the store at the last minute only to find that the shelves are completely bare. The time to prepare is now when things are plentiful and time is on your side. If you had to run to the store to get batteries right before Hurricane Irene struck you failed but the retake test is just around the corner so study and get that A+ because you are responsible for you and your family not the government.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Officials in northeastern Pennsylvania called for a mandatory evacuation of more than 100,000 residents living along the Susquehanna River today due to expected flooding. The area was inundated in the historic Agnes flood of 1972.
Luzerne County Management Agency official Frank Lasiewicki told The Associated Press today the river is projected to crest at 41 feet between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today — 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 said 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.
Flooding leads to evacuation of 100K people in Pa. | NJ.com