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UPDATE: River has Crested/Cleanup Efforts to Begin Soon

Published on September 9, 2011


The Susquehanna 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.

Cleanup efforts will begin soon and the university will assist with those efforts. 

Posted 9/9/11, 10:30 a.m.


Classes will continue as scheduled on Friday, although faculty members are asked to use their discretion. Those who cancel class will notify students directly.

The Susquehanna River is now expected to crest at 34 feet by Friday afternoon. University buildings and grounds have felt no direct impact of the flooding.

Students living off campus who have been affected by the storm have been contacted directly and many have taken advantage of alternate housing offered on campus. There is still housing available on campus for those interested in temporary housing.

Dozens of student volunteers are assisting Selinsgrove Borough with evacuation efforts in affected areas. Many more students are on standby to assist with cleanup when the river recedes.

Posted 9/8/11, 8:15 p.m.


Due to predicted flooding of the Susquehanna River, the borough of Selinsgrove has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the Isle of Que. The university has been working directly with those off-campus students impacted by this order to arrange for alternate housing. 

Up-to-date information is available at the Selinsgrove borough website at www.selinsgrove.org

Posted 9/8/11, 8:15 a.m.

Susquehanna University is working with Snyder County officials to monitor river levels. The county is under a flood warning. The Susquehanna River, which is about a mile from campus, is expected to reach 29.9 feet by 8 p.m. Friday, nearly two feet above flood stage, so those living closest to the river may experience some flooding. The university community will continue to monitor the situation.

Posted 9/7/11, 12:15 p.m.


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