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Luzerne County authority seeking donations to spruce up Wyoming Valley Levee recreational path

December 20, 2021

As is appeared in the Times Leader By Jennifer Learn-Andes Luzerne County’s Flood Protection Authority is seeking donations to update benches, kiosks and planting stations atop the Wyoming Valley Levee because the recreational enhancements can’t be funded by the levee fee. “Help us beautify the levee by adding new landscaping, a fresh coat of paint on the garbage receptacles and upgrading the educational wayside kiosks with new information to be enjoyed by trail users,” says a new message on the authority’s website at lcfpa.org. The path was added more than two decades ago as part of the levee-raising project. It was designed...
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Luzerne County authority seeking donations to spruce up...

Luzerne County authority seeking donations to spruce up Wyoming Valley Levee recreational path

December 20, 2021

As is appeared in the Times Leader By Jennifer Learn-Andes Luzerne County’s Flood Protection Authority is seeking donations...

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Luzerne County Council approves revision that expands flood authority's scope

Luzerne County Council approves revision that expands flood...

Luzerne County Council approves revision that expands flood authority’s scope

November 10, 2021

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Council has approved a revision to the county flood protection authority’s articles of incorporation...

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Three Wyoming Valley Levee gaps closed

Three Wyoming Valley Levee gaps closed

September 02, 2021

Three Wyoming Valley Levee gaps have been permanently closed, eliminating the need for a cumbersome temporary flood gate...

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Flood authority approves purchase of Forty Fort property for new headquarters

Flood authority approves purchase of Forty Fort property...

Flood authority approves purchase of Forty Fort property for new headquarters

August 18, 2021

PLAINS TWP. — It looks like the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority will have a new home next...

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New planned flood maps impact Luzerne County communities

New planned flood maps impact Luzerne County communities

July 25, 2021

More Luzerne County property owners along the Susquehanna River will be forced to buy flood insurance for the...

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Market Street Bridge to stay closed till Jan....

Market Street Bridge to stay closed till Jan. 4; weekend flooding possible

December 28, 2020

The Market Street Bridge will remain closed until Jan. 4 as a precaution, since worst-case projections call for...

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West Pittston residents will get break on flood...

West Pittston residents will get break on flood insurance

May 16, 2020

WEST PITTSTON – Residents in the Garden Village can expect as much as a 15% discount on flood...

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National Weather Service: River should crest below flood...

National Weather Service: River should crest below flood stage

May 01, 2020

WILKES-BARRE — The Susquehanna River is expected to crest at 19.6 feet at 8 a.m. today, according to...

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FEMA Meeting With Local Officials to Discuss Levee...

FEMA Meeting With Local Officials to Discuss Levee Accreditation

January 24, 2020

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

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W-B council will consider projects for gaming grant...

W-B council will consider projects for gaming grant applications

December 03, 2019

A street hockey rink at Coal Street Park and outfitting an emergency response center are among several projects...

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Luzerne County Flood Authority agreement with county on...

Luzerne County Flood Authority agreement with county on hold

September 17, 2019

After concerns were raised by both sides, the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority on Tuesday delayed approval of...

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Flood Plan Could Eliminate Need for Sandbags

Flood Plan Could Eliminate Need for Sandbags

March 29, 2019

(TNS) - There has to be a better way to protect the Susquehanna River flood plain in a...

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County flood authority seeks support for grants to...

County flood authority seeks support for grants to fund two projects

March 15, 2019

PLAINS TWP. — Chris Belleman, executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, is asking elected officials...

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New trees planted along river levee trail

New trees planted along river levee trail

April 18, 2018

The emerald ash borer beetle will not get the last laugh this time. The gnawing beetles, which have...

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