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Northeast / Floods #1006594

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 2011
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(Washington: Scott Pelley) Map of rain accumulations in the Northeast shown.

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Michelle Miller) The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee reviewed; scenes shown of National Guard troops ordering Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania residents to evacuate, the floodwaters from the Susquehanna River, flooding at the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion; photos shown of flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. [Utility WORKER – explains why power is being shut off in the flood zone.] [Resident Thomas TOTH‡- comments on houses being underwater.] [Luzerne County emergency services coordinator Steve BEKANICH††- expresses confidence in the levee system protecting Wilkes-Barre.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Miller, Michelle
Duration:
00:01:50

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