Category Archives: Flooding

New Mexico Flash Flooding

I don’t think of New Mexico as a disaster-prone state, so last week’s FEMA announcement of disaster aid for flash flooding in August caught my attention.   Flash flooding, which is defined as a flood developing within 6 hours, is … Continue reading

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West Pittston Library Flooding

The West Pittston Library, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was badly damaged by last week’s flooding.  The Times-Leader reports that they lost about 14,000 books and all their furniture and computers.  In addition, they had to purchase a freezer to house their soaked … Continue reading

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Middletown Public Library

I’ve been following the flooding situation in Pennsylvania and looking for examples of libraries reaching out to their patrons.  Christine Porter, director of the Middletown Public Library, has been using the library’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, to keep … Continue reading

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Fires and Flooding

Fires and flooding are currently causing many folks to evacuate their homes in areas of Texas and along the Susquehanna River in New York and Pennsylvania.   (The flood level at my hometown, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, which sits along the Susquehanna, … Continue reading

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