The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 28, 2011

Irene's rain inundating upstate NY, New England

STATE COLLEGE — reports after crossing New York City earlier this morning, Irene is now inundating upstate New York State and northern New England as winds whip all of the Northeast.

Irene's center moved directly over New York City at about 9:00 a.m. EDT this morning. At the time, Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm with winds of 65 mph.

However, Irene remains a large and dangerous storm with a huge area of rain and strong wind.

Heavy rain from Irene has already triggered serious flooding from North Carolina to New York. Many of the area rivers and streams are out of their banks and will remain high in the wake of the storm as runoff continues.

Extremely heavy rain will continue to hit northern New England and upstate New York State as Irene plows north through this afternoon, which will cause the area impacted by flooding to expand.

Flood watches and warnings are in effect for this entire area.

Lingering rain over Pennsylvania will make the already severe flooding in this area worse.

"While flooding along streets and in low-lying areas will be worse in the interim, river flooding will worsen in the hours and days after the rain stops falling," stated Meteorologist Bill Deger.

Winds will be slow to subside after Irene's center passes by to the north. Irene was still causing tropical storm-force wind as far south as Delaware as of early afternoon. meteorologists are calling for winds over 50 mph to continue over eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, southern New York and Connecticut through this afternoon. With the soil in these areas quite soft from Irene's tremendous rainfall, the risk for downed trees and power outages will remain high until the wind subsides this evening.

Irene's storm surge reached 4 to 5 feet along the New Jersey and New York coastline. At Battery Park, it was the sixth-highest water level ever recorded at 9.5 feet above mean low water level.

Water levels should subside along the southern New England, New York and New Jersey coastlines this afternoon as the storm pulls away to the north. However, residents of the coastal areas should be prepared for the water levels to fluctuate due to shifting winds behind the retreating storm.

Text Only
  • bass22.jpg Mifflinburg honors its national fishing champs

    MIFFLINBURG — More than 50 friends, fans and relatives gathered in front of Mifflinburg Area High School on Monday night to celebrate the homecoming of juniors Nick Osman and Garrett Enders, newly crowned winners of the BASSmasters National High School Championships, held last week in Tennessee.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Federal appeals court deals blow to ACA

    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

    July 22, 2014

  • Newport official succeeds Snook in $94G-a-year post

    Newport School District’s director of educational services is slated to be hired tonight by the Midd-West School Board to fill the vacant director of curricular and instruction position.

    July 22, 2014

  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

    July 22, 2014

  • $5,000 added for M-W restroom work

    The bill for the Midd-West School District stadium restroom renovations continues to rise to the consternation of at least one board member.

    July 22, 2014

  • Today's editorial: Dubious achievements in press secretary-ism

    Ryan Shucard, press secretary to Valley Congressman Tom Marino since May, recently posted on LinkedIn that he was excited and ready to elevate the congressman’s legislative profile — which Shucard did last weekend (but not in a good way) when he got himself arrested for bringing a pistol into a federal office building.

    July 22, 2014

  • Danville train diver left hospital 4 days before suicide

    DANVILLE — The young man who killed himself by diving under an Iron Heritage Festival passenger train underwent treatment in mental health facilities as recently as four days before his death, according to Montour County Coroner Scott E. Lynn.

    July 22, 2014

  • Victim of rock-throwers making progress

    DANVILLE — Sharon Budd, the 52-year-old Ohio woman fighting for her life after being hit by a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass, is slowly coming around, according to her husband, Randy.

    July 22, 2014

  • Porter Another teen says he threw rock on I-80, too

    MIFFLINBURG — The father of the third juvenile charged as an adult in a July 10 rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman fighting for her life was apologetic following his son’s arraignment Monday.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor's dog recovering from attack

    DANVILLE — Bernie and Red Swank have two different routes they take daily when they walk their dogs, and at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Water Street, a German shepherd attacked Lex, their white 5-year-old lhasa apso.

    July 21, 2014

The Daily Marquee

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.