Susquehanna County, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency says it is being pro-active in calling for evacuations in areas near dams where the water is rising.
@ 9:24 a.m.: As a precaution the EMA is urging residents to leave the area near the Lower Alford Dam in the Kingsley-Harford area.
Those who need a place to stay may go to the American Red Cross shelter at the Blue Ridge High School.
The shelter is also able to accomodate pets.
@11:42 a.m. For those who need water, there are water buffalos with fresh water at the Little Meadows Fire Station, the Great Bend Fire Station and the National Guard Armory in New Milford. Ice is also available at the Little Meadows Fire Station.
A truckload of bottled water donated by Wal-Mart is on its way. It will be available fire hall in Harford late this afternon.
Water and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) will be available this evening at the Great Bend Fire Station. People who need food and water may get it there.
@ 9:16 a.m.: Meanwhile, residents of the Lower Alford Dam evacuation area are being allowed back into their homes.
This includes residents evacuated from the Kingsley, Hop Bottom and Alford areas.
These residents are cautioned to be aware of changing conditions or heavy rain which may make it necessary to leave again.
Those residents should be prepared to leave again if necessary.