Agnes '72 Memories Rise to Mind as Residents Seek Higher Ground
Erdley, Debra, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
WILKES-BARRE - At the stately GAR Memorial High School on the slopes high above this northeastern Pennsylvania community, the only hint Wednesday night of the raging river below was the 200 evacuees who sought refuge at the shelter there after being ordered to evacuate their homes in the city's flood plain.
About 150,000 people in the Wyoming Valley were ordered to leave their homes yesterday because of rising water on the Susquehanna River, while communities farther downstream and along the Delaware River braced for major flooding.
"The last time I was here was when I graduated from high school in 1949," said Dolores Kosek, of Wilkes-Barre, who sought shelter …
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Publication information: Article title: Agnes '72 Memories Rise to Mind as Residents Seek Higher Ground. Contributors: Erdley, Debra - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: June 29, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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