More than 100,000 people evacuated due to floods in the north-eastern U.S.

More than 100,000 people evacuated due to floods in the north-eastern United States.  AFP photo

Floods caused by heavy rains have led to the evacuation of more than 100 thousand people in the north-eastern United States. Paralyzed traffic on many highways, disrupted rail service.

Hardest-hit residents in the central regions of Pennsylvania. Local authorities announced a forced evacuation of more than 100 thousand people due to the sharp rise of the water level in the river Suskehanna. Flooding has already led to the deaths of at least three people.

In the north-eastern states of the U.S. influence echoes tropical storm "Lee". This storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of last week and brought to the coast of tornadoes, heavy rain and strong wind. In the southern areas of the U.S. were destroyed hundreds of homes, thousands of people were without electricity.

The current complex situation in the north-east of the country worsens, the region still has not recovered from the effects of Hurricane "Irene" that hit the East Coast in late August and caused flooding.

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