September 8, 2011 by Chris Dunn
I haven’t blogged in a week (I think?). It’s been kinda busy around these here parts. Today was the first day in I-don’t-know-how-many that rain hasn’t fallen steadily, but that didn’t mean we were any less busy.
Yesterday was my day off, but my editor called me in. Before going to the office to pick up a videocamera, I stopped by York College.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. York College students and faculty are stranded due to the flooding of Tyler Run Creek and the closure of the foot bridges on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Constant rain has caused the creek to overflow on campus, resulting in about 18 inches of water in the commuter lot located off of South Pershing Avenue near the South Newberry Street campus entrance on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. A campus safety official, who declined to be named, said the department tried contacting students whose cars were parked on the lower part of the lot before the creek flooded the lot.
Armed with a videocamera, I then made my way to Seven Valleys and Glen Rock — not an easy task, due to road closures — to record footage for two videos that I produced that night.
Then, today, my editor told me, “Yesterday, it was about the water. Today, it’s about the faces.”
So a reporter and I went to two boroughs along the Susquehanna River, which is expected to crest overnight on Friday and which is prompting people who live along the river to evacuate.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Janella Englehart, who lives with her father Martin, 74, in the Wrightsville home where she and her seven siblings grew up, brings a few more items from her kitchen and living room to the front door ofof her house on Wilton Circle in anticipation of rising waters from the nearby Susquehanna River on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. (Left to right, in the motor boat) Rich McDave of New Cumberland, Chad Bowman of New Cumberland, Deb Bowman of Lewisberry and Rebecca Cummins of Harrisburg ride out in a motorboat after helping Rob Jackson - who lives in Mechanicsburg and is rowing the boat in the background - remove valuables from his deceased parents' home in Goldsboro on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, as floodwaters from the Susquehanna River rose to the second story of the house.
One man’s summer house along the river was swamped, but he and his friends stripped the carpeting and relocated the more valuable items in the house. Then he decided to have fun while he still could.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. DeWayne Boyer of Ashton, Md., laughs in response to one of his friends' remarks as he walks around in chest-high water on what used to be the patio of his summer house in Goldsboro on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. With the help of family and friends, Boyer stripped the carpets and relocated valuable items in his family's summer house in the 70th block of Water Street in Goldsboro on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, as the Susquehanna River's floodwaters flooded the house's basement.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. (Left to right) DeWayne Boyer of Ashton, Md., playfully threatens to pull his brother-in-law Brett Cook of Laurel, Md., into the water with him before diving into the overflowing Susquehanna River, which flooded the basement of Boyer's summer home in Goldsboro, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Boyer decided to take one last dive into the river before treating his friends and family who helped him move items out to dinner.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. DeWayne Boyer picks up a floating goose egg as he walks in chest-high water on what used to be his patio near the deck stairs of his summer house in Goldsboro on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.