January 24, 2020

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The state of the levee protection in Wilkes-Barre was the focus Friday of a meeting.

It was held at the offices of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. FEMA says the levees are non-accredited. That means even though residents are protected, analysis shows future floods could be more widespread.

It may also mean expanding flood zones and requiring more people to have flood insurance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Flood Protection Authority will have 90 days to come up with a plan to lessen flood impacts in the future.