Sep 7, 2011 7:37 AM by Kate Richards

Lee causing problems for the Northeast

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are dumping rain and bringing fresh flooding concerns to areas in the Northeast still trying to recover from damage wrought by Hurricane Irene.

Rising waters of a rain-swollen creek have forced the evacuation of residents in the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Wilkes-Barre.

Officials ordered the mandatory evacuation of about 3,000 residents early Wednesday. Rain from Irene also prompted evacuations there two Sundays ago.

Flood warnings are also in effect in much of the rest of the state and parts of upstate New York are also under a flood watch.

In New Jersey, major flooding is forecast for the Passaic River, which breached its banks during Irene and caused serious damage in some communities.


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