Homes evacuated, roads closed after Hurricane Ida remnants hit Monroe County


TANNERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We continue to see flooding and road closures across our region. As several roads are shut down in our area making it very difficult to get where you’re going.

One example is Route 611 in Tannersville, which is covered with running water.

“Boy oh boy, it just seems the storms are getting worse and worse every year now,” said Tim Price, Pocono Township.

Since 1958, Tim Price has lived in Pocono Township and says he’s never seen flooding this bad. Ida battered Pennsylvania Wednesday, causing flash floods across our region.

Several roads had to be closed in Monroe County as the water completely overtook the pavement.

“611 is closed down here now. Warner road is closed. Part of Cherry Lane is closed. It just closed last week. We had 6.4″ of rain here at my house and we had 7.1″ last week. That’s a lot of rain and there’s just no place left to put it,” said Price.

Fawn Valley Mobile Trailer Park in Hamilton Township was evacuated Wednesday night. An Eyewitness News crew couldn’t even get to it because of the flooding.

Conover says in the five years he’s lived there, he has never been asked to evacuate.

“I don’t think there’s any water around there, the creek is right next to, so usually the entrance to the quarry floods out as well, but it hasn’t ever come up as far as the trailers,” Conover explained.

Pocono Creek has become a major issue. This is the second time the creek has gone over its banks in a little over a week.

Monroe County also advises residents to report home and property damages by submitting photos to this Survey Link.

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