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Storm Damage Left Behind in Scranton

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SCRANTON -- Storms blew through our area on Monday and caused lots of problems in Scranton, especially with flooding.

One county office building will be closed Tuesday because of the damage.

The Gateway Building houses Lackawanna County government offices. Those offices will be closed Tuesday because we are told there is water damage in the building.

Video sent by a viewer shows water rushing into the building.

Another area that dealt with street flooding was Olive Street.

Green Ridge Street near the railroad bridge was also flooded, leaving several vehicles underwater.

The rain also caused some minor flooding issues at the two Commonwealth Health hospitals in Scranton.

The emergency department at Regional Hospital of Scranton was put on diversion and first responders were advised to take patients to other hospitals, a spokesperson for Commonwealth Heath said.

Some areas on the first floor of Moses Taylor Hospital took on water, including some elevators. Staff had to use the stairs.

Officials said Moses Taylor is still admitting patients, including the emergency room.

Regional Hospital expects to remove the emergency room diversion sometime Monday evening.

We’re told there were no evacuations and patient rooms were not affected at either hospital.

An open house scheduled for Tuesday at a new Endovascular Suite at Regional Hospital has been postponed because the new suite will be used to perform cardiac procedures.

1 Comment

  • Sam

    The city can pay to fix the water damage by giving everyone parking violations while their cars are still under water.

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