SU Students Respond to Isle of Que Flooding/Curfew in Place
Published on September 9, 2011
Twenty-three Susquehanna students have been sworn in as special fire police to help Selinsgrove borough officials respond to the flooding of the Isle of Que and Penns Creek. The student volunteers will serve throughout the borough’s state of emergency. They are staffing checkpoints on streets to direct traffic to alternate routes away from flooded areas.
Susquehanna University’s Center for Civic Engagement is organizing a cadre of additional student volunteers to help with cleanup efforts once the Isle of Que reopens and is deemed safe and secure. They will participate in street cleanup and returning residents to their homes, among other activities.
The borough has issued a curfew to help manage flood recovery. Individuals should stay off borough streets from 11 p.m. Sept. 9 to 5 a.m. Sept. 10.
The Susquehanna River crested this morning in Sunbury, about six miles from Selinsgrove, both earlier and lower than expected. The river crested at about 6 a.m. at 31.66 feet vs. the 34.88 feet that had been predicted. Students living on the Isle of Que will be notified when they can return to their homes.