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West Pittston mayor speaks on flooding

February 19. 2013 4:13AM

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West Mayor Tony Denisco estimated that hundreds of properties
in the borough were flooded, impacting about a quarter of the borough's
4,800 residents.

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Many residents did not have flood insurance because their properties
sustained little or no water damage during Suquehanna River flooding in

Denisco said his son's property on Susquehanna Avenue was flooded on
the second floor. He planned to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
legislators to evaluate the feasibility of constructing a levee in the borough.

A wall of dirt was dumped along Susquehanna Avenue in neighboring Exeter
borough to stop the river from flooding additional homes. At least a dozen
properties along the avenue were flooded in Exeter, though an official
estimate was not immediately available.

Check back later for more details.

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