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United States of America (the): Flood: 2006/06/29 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/06/29
Country or District United States of America (the)
Event Type Flood
Outline At least nine people have been killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated as north-eastern United States suffered its worst flooding in years.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Swissinfo 2006/06/29
More than 150,000 people fled rising river waters threatening the historic town of Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday after floods killed at least 16 people in the rain-soaked eastern United States.

BBC NEWS 2006/06/29
Up to 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes in north-eastern Pennsylvania alone because of rising waters on the Susquehanna River

CNN NEWS 2006/06/29
At least 10 dead as streams rise from New York to Virginia