PBS NewsHour

100,000 in Pa., N.Y. Forced to Evacuate as Floodwaters Rise

Clip: 09/08/2011 | 8m 46s

Emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, after downpours turned even peaceful waterways into potentially dangerous torrents. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas Leighton told Jeffrey Brown "we won't relax until people are back in their homes."

Aired: 09/08/11

Rating: NR

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