Flood Warnings in New York cause Rainfall and Storm Lee

Water level of Susquehanna River in the highest record in Pennsylvania and New York due to heavy rainfall from Lee Storm. Tropical storms and floods that hit the United States region made U.S. President Barack Obama said the two states were in an emergency.

Barack Obama ordered the federal government reduce aid to regions in both states were affected. According to the BBC, the water levels in the river at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 9, 2011 yesterday reached 13 meters.

Currently, flood warnings still in effect for the southern region of Pennsylvania. Previously, flood warning was also issued in the state of Maryland.

Storm Lee hit mainland near the city of New Orleans, a week ago. The tropical storm swept the northeastern United States, causing heavy rains in some areas, and resulted in at least seven people were be victim. Hurricane Lee also made ​​hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes.

Most of the construction of a bridge in Pennsylvania collapsed, the interstate was closed, and floods inundate a variety of housing. Meanwhile, the river in Binghamton, New York, also broke the record of water discharge. And the water overflow out of the retaining walls on both sides of river. Flooding also made ​​major highways in the state of New York is closed.

Approximately 20,000 people in Binghamton were ordered evacuated, while another 75 000 in Wilkes-Barre were ordered to leave their homes. Evacuation order will be maintained until next Sunday or Monday next week.