Pa. flooding prompts widespread evacu...

Pa. flooding prompts widespread evacuations, claims 4 lives

There are 19 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 28, 2006, titled Pa. flooding prompts widespread evacuations, claims 4 lives. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Heavy rains brought flooding to eastern and central Pennsylvania, forcing thousands to evacuate and damaging businesses and homes as officials braced for the possibility that major rivers would jump their ...

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garrobeye-AOLcom

AOL

#1 Jun 28, 2006
If you are a flood victim:
1. Contact all of your utility providers to shut off service/account or you will be required to make your monthly payments even if all you now own is a slab that cannot receive service. No. I am not kidding.
2.Start a fraud alert with the credit reporting bureaus before the crews of illegals working for the contractors have time to sort through debris to steal your I.D.
3.Begin replacement of all of your missing I.D. and important papers now.
3. Contact the postal service for a change of address.
4. If you have evacuated to another state or county, find out how long you have before you lose your resident voting rights.
5. As the stress of the loss (of job, car, home, a lifetime of collected treasures, helpful friends and family) mounts, you and your kids and spouse will become intolerable of each other. Get mental help. Get it. It's called post traumatic stress and it's ugly but normal.
6.Request a reassessment of your property value now. Or, pay the full price, if you prefer. If you "sneaked" an addition onto the house, you're screwed for that unaccounted for upgrade which is now a loss.
7. When contacting your mortgage company, be clear in your understanding of how delayed payment(s) is to be made: is it all due at the end of the extension or tacked to the end of your mortgage schedule. Likely, you're screwed.
8. Ask the mortgage company policy is to clutch you insurance settlement and reimburse you only after you do all repairs/rebuilding out of your pocket first. If so, you're screwed.
9. Contact your state insurance commissioner and make sure your homeowner's policy rates cannot go up. You see, they owe you nothing. Your losses are covered by the National Flood Insurance Program. You did buy it, didn't you...even when the Feds told you your home wasn't in a flood zone...right? I hope you aren't screwed.
10. If your credit was stretched before the loss you are screwed. Without a job you have the car and house notes (even if you no longer have either) and those pesky credit payments, too. SBA loans are not available to YOU. You are now a bad credit risk.
I wish to thank everyone who came to our aid and genuinely hope that the only ones affected by this awful event are those who said about us, "You shouldn't live there."
Your Mississippi Gulf Coast Friend
[email protected]
Kathy

United States

#2 Jun 29, 2006
Whatever you do today, DON'T TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADS! You have no idea if the road is still there underneath those flood waters.

Back up, take another way, trying to save a few minutes is not worth losing your life over!
fred levantrosser

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Jun 29, 2006
What are the current flooding conditions in and around the "Match Factory" area of Bellefonte?
Tim

AOL

#4 Jun 29, 2006
Can anyone tell me the conditions at Riverside Campground in Montgomery?
Betty

Norcross, GA

#5 Jun 29, 2006
Hi Fred. I'm here in Bellefonte. We, as far as I know,
escaped any flooding. I think that the old match factory
and the new Philatelic building are doing just fine. We
were very lucky compared to those to the east and northeast
of us.
Bill

AOL

#6 Jun 29, 2006
Can anyone tell me if Muncy, Pa was spared of the flooding.
We just bought a home in the flood zone. And are in the transition of moving to there soon.
Thank you..........
Evie

United States

#7 Jun 29, 2006
Can anyone tell me the conditions in New Milford PA around Upper and Lower Lakes?
Tim

AOL

#8 Jun 29, 2006
Kathy

United States

#9 Jun 29, 2006
If anyone is headed to Gettysburg for the reenactment over the Fourth, it has been postponed until July 7-9 at the same location. Tickets for the original dates will be honored for any day of the scheduled event.
Additional info can be obtained at:
www.gettysburgreenactment.com
Nancy

United States

#10 Jun 29, 2006
Kathy wrote:
Whatever you do today, DON'T TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADS! You have no idea if the road is still there underneath those flood waters.
Back up, take another way, trying to save a few minutes is not worth losing your life over!
Very good suggestion Kathy. You have a good head on your shoulders. We were lucky in the North Penn Area. We had a flooded basement; but it wasn't too bad. I'm not sure about other areas. I believe I heard that Pottstown, Perkasie and New Hope were hit pretty bad. Good luck to ALL.
New Milford

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#11 Jun 30, 2006
I think points EAST of it have problems, road issues, undermining, erosion. Halstead was hit much worse, the next town up, along with Great Bend. That exit is closed on I-81.
robin

Oakwood, GA

#12 Jun 30, 2006
does any one know if it is flooding near lock haven pa
Betty

United States

#13 Jun 30, 2006
Lock Haven was fine. The dike-levee system's working.
pilgrim

Kasson, MN

#14 Jul 5, 2006
does anyone have any info on rimersburg or surrounding area on situation of the flooding recently
Lawrence

Halifax, Canada

#15 Jul 6, 2006
I'm heading towards Delaware Water gap area near Stroudsburg on July 15. Can anyone tell me the extent of flooding in that area?
cedar036

New York, NY

#16 Jul 7, 2006
are the areas of preston park, and starrucca ok?
Rail 55

Graham, TX

#17 Aug 10, 2006
I would like to add my two cents for what it is worth.
Something to think about when the heavy rains come again.
I read recently that most of the dams in and around
Lackawanna and surounding counties are marked on safe.
I know of a few dams during the past years that I know of, but the chosen few knows about are a time boms waiteing to go off.
And I don't see anyone doing anything about it.
I just want to remind everyone about these hazards.
and be prepared.
Thank you.
ladagosta

Stroudsburg, PA

#18 Jul 24, 2010
Rail 55 I agree these man-made dams are a hazard to surrounding communities, my father prior to his death in 2004 prompted me to write a book based on this and the fact that they no longer dredge the river and this along with the dams are putting people in the line of peril.. I am going to write the book already began and hopefully it will not be passsed up and possibly promoted to a movie to alert the puplic to the dangers that lie in waiting.. dangers that Man has made.. Never screw with mother nature.. the cost may be your own life..
jess

Bronx, NY

#19 Sep 8, 2011
is susquhanna flooded

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