Hundreds evacuate in Stroudsburg due to flooding

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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Flooding is impacting much of our region in the wake of Tropical Storm Henri.

Monday morning some residents in Monroe County evacuated their homes as Main Street in Stroudsburg dealt with major flooding problems.

Residents at the Glenbrook East Apartments complex were told by firefighters around 2:00 a.m. that it was time to leave. They were taken by public bus to East Stroudsburg University for temporary shelter.

According to borough officials, a voluntary evacuation has been put into effect for residents of the Glenbrook East Apartments and Elm Street due to the rising waters of Brodhead Creek.

The Stroudsburg Fire Department Fire Chief, Charlie Frantz, tells Eyewitness News that they’re trying to evacuate up to 200 people and boats have been brought in to help.

“We went through this last August during that storm as wells usually we get out here and get it set up pretty quickly so we can start evacuating just getting a shelter open up and getting transportation was our county EMA helped us with that and got the ball rolling.”

There has been no word yet on when residents will be able to return to their homes.

The Stroudsburg Fire Department released the following flooding tips:

“As folks begin to clean up, please remember the following: Use caution in flooded basements. If you have flooded gas appliances, contact UGI utilities. Flooded basements can cause an electrical safety hazard. Oil, chemical residue, and other hazards may be present in flood waters. The Stroudsburg Fire Department does not pump out basements. Call a licensed plumber for assistance. If you smell gas, call 911.”

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