Thousands Evacuated in Deadly Northeast Flooding

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Days of rainfall in the Northeast have triggered widespread flooding, forcing nearly 100,000 residents to evacuate and leaving at least 11 people dead.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee have soaked homes, washed out roads, and sent rivers over their banks. The flood zone stretches from Virginia to Vermont.
Most of the evacuations have taken place in and around Wilkes-Barre, Pa., because of the swollen Susquehanna River. 

"We're going to have some damage, but you won't know until it's over," said Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton.    

In Binghamton, N.Y., the torrential rains sent the river over retaining walls -- more than 11 feet above flood stage -- breaking a record.

Meanwhile, President Obama declared a state of emergency in New York and Pennsylvania on Friday.

White House officials said the president hs ordered federal agencies to organize disaster relief efforts to "save lives and to protect property and public health and safety."

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