At 9:04 p.m. last evening, I received a call asking permission to evacuate my father from his assisted-living facility in the Wyoming Valley to higher ground if and when it became necessary.
An hour or so earlier, I received an e-mail from friends who live along the Susquehanna near Towanda. They indicated their basement would start flooding when the river hit ~27'. The river was at
90 miles or so downstream, the Susquehanna has already started flooding in areas not protected by the levee system, set to withstand a river level of 41'. They are predicting a crest of
38.5' 39.6' as of this writing.
Many areas are bracing for what is now looking like near record flooding.
And even further upstream near the PA/NY border...the Susquehanna continues to approach record levels.
Seriously...13' above flood stage?
I hope all my friends along the Susquehanna stay safe over the next 24-48 hours.