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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Andy's Angles: 5

It's been five years since what was left of Hurricane Lee dumped inches of rain on our area.

The levee system along the Susquehanna River protected much of the Wyoming Valley, except West Pittston, which is off to the left of this photo.  800 homes and businesses took on water.

Many in West Pittston didn't want the levee because it would obstruct their view of the river.  I get that.  There are some beautiful homes along the Susquehanna, and the view, most of the time is spectacular.  On the other hand, you run the risk of having the Susquehanna in your living room.

Most of the borough has recovered nicely.

We can't forget about other parts of our area that were flooded, especially Bloomsburg.

Me?  I was on vacation during the flood.  I did volunteer to come in, but the staff had it covered nicely.

I've always been amazed at how the Susquehanna can go from beautiful and tranquil, to river on a rampage, in the space of a few days.

There's another reason for this photo.  Tom Williams always expects some Susquehanna shots when I'm on vacation.  Tommy, enjoy.