The Susquehanna River had topped out at 38.82 feet in Wilkes-Barre just before 1 a.m. this morning. By 3:30 a.m. the National Weather Service declared the river had crested just under 39 feet. An earlier prediction was for a crest of 41 feet.
In Duryea there was a partial levee breach that sent 200 people from their homes to an emergency shelter at Sacred Heart Church Thursday evening.
Wilkes-Barre Mayor, Tom Leighton has just issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Brookside Section of the city due to rising water on the streets.