U.S. authorities announced the evacuation of about 100,000 people living in the villages on the banks of the Susquehanna River, which overflowed its banks due to heavy rains. The area of the city from flooding hit Binghamton in southern New York to northern Maryland across Pennsylvania — it is about 370 kilometers.
The evacuation was announced after the river rose to record levels at the dam in Wilkes-Barre, in the central part of Pennsylvania, says Associated Press. The water level rose to the level of 13 meters, even broke the record in 1972, when the region was raging hurricane Agnes. The current flooding occurred due to heavy rains, which were caused by Tropical Storm Lee.
Tropical Storm Lee formed on September 2 in the Gulf of Mexico and moved immediately to the north. September 4 he stormed around New Orleans in the southern state of Louisiana. The southern United States because of Lee fell to 300 millimeters of rain, thousands of homes were left without electricity.