It was hard to escape the deluge of coverage given last week to area flooding: Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg, Hershey, Lebanon, etc.
Houses were swept away. At least one death occurred. As the rivers recede back to within their banks, families are assessing the damages. It's hard to imagine the messes that's confronting them.
Except for Mahoning Creek, Lizard Creek, and a few other streams flooding mostly rural areas, our local area was pretty much spared the devastation that occurred in so many other locations.