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Bracing for a wet weekend

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:03pm

Tens of thousands of people in the Northeast are dealing with severe flooding for yet another day.

Many locations still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irene are now dealing with more
extreme flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

Severe flooding is taking place from Maryland to New England.

Pennsylvania has been the hardest hit.

100,000 evacuations ordered along the Susquehanna River.

Most of the those are in and around Wilkes Barre, where residents are nervously watching levees.

The swollen Susquehanna is even causing major problems in New York state, threatening downtown buildings in Binghamton where all bridges are closed.

Back in Pennsylvania, the Delaware River is inundating neighborhoods in Yardley, near Philadelphia.

In Fairfax, Virginia, roads are submerged and motorists were stranded, and in Connecticut the park river turned a parking lot into a raging torrent.

The University of Connecticut closed its West Hartford campus.

Experts say rivers and streams will continue to rise for several more days.

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