August 5, 2020 at 12:44 EDTPA homepage
POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Power outages were widespread last evening into today. Monroe County had hundreds of residents still dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
People we spoke with say the storm yesterday was not as bad as residents thought. Power outages, they can deal with that.
In Jackson Township, crews were working on downed power lines on Wenton Lane after the storm left hundreds of homes without power.
August 4, 2020 at 15:13 EDTPA homepage
PINE GROVE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A small community in Schuylkill County that is prone to flooding got off the hook today with only an inch or two of rain.
North Tulpehocken Street usually runs into problems when storms roll through but that wasn’t the case today. Only 1-2 inches of rain fell in the most southern tip of Schuylkill County on Tuesday.
Port Carbon saw its heaviest amount of rainfall in the morning. Mill Creek was flowing— but water levels didn’t exceed its capacity.
August 4, 2020 at 11:32 EDTPA homepage
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) spent Tuesday monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it moved through the region, causing heavy rainfall.
In Honesdale, EMA officials say the area experienced no reports of any major damage. However, borough officials announced the closure of several roads in the afternoon due to flooding.
August 4, 2020 at 10:57 EDTPA homepage
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A tornado warning in Monroe County sounded off Tuesday morning. Two seperate alerts were sent out to cell phones in the area.
The alert warned people to shelter-in-place and to find a basement or room with no windows.
“I saw the tornado warning on my phone and it’s crazy. I didn’t even know there was tornadoes around here so I’m just trying to stay safe. Stay inside. Stay inside. I think my house will protect me,” said Matt Gallagher from East Stroudsburg.
August 3, 2020 at 18:23 EDTPA homepage
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — UPDATE: Isaias is now a hurricane.
Heavy rain from Hurricane Isaias is expected to hit our area tomorrow. Flash flood watches have been issued across the region including Susquehanna County.
Little Meadows near the New York border in Susquehanna County is known to be a spot for flash flooding.
August 3, 2020 at 17:34 EDTPA homepage
CAROLINA BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA – The wind on Carolina Beach is really starting to pick up. It will be when people are trying to sleep that they will feel the biggest impact from this storm, including heavy rain, heavy storm surge which we are expecting high tide around 8:30 Monday evening. And not long ago, local authorities issued a state of emergency, so, they would like to see everybody back inside wherever they are by 6:00.
Choppy waves and stormy looking skies greeted people as they made one last trip to Carolina Beach before Isaias arrives.
August 3, 2020 at 16:49 EDTPA homepage
GILBERTON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to make landfall Monday. It’s expected to move up the coast… and drop heavy rain on Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Heavy rain threatens many areas in our region with flooding, but one place in particular has had more than their share this year.
August 1, 2020 at 17:00 EDTPA homepage
5 PM UPDATE from the National Hurricane Center (WBRE/WYOU-TV) All eyes have been on Hurricane Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) over the past few days, as it tracks up the east coast.
The storm has recently been downgraded from a category one hurricane to a tropical storm. However, the National Hurricane Center expects Isaias to restrengthen overnight. The system is currently bringing tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall to eastern Florida as it moves to the northwest near 10 mph.
August 1, 2020 at 10:32 EDTPA homepage
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) The Tornado Watches issued for Monroe, Carbon and Pike Counties have been cancelled.
The severe threat has mainly lifted, but we are still watching out for a few isolated storms.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted portions of the Poconos and the Southern Tier (primarily east of I-81) for the highest likelihood of severe weather.
July 30, 2020 at 19:11 EDTPA homepage
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A tornado warning was issued for Susquehanna County Thursday evening has expired.
Chief Meteorologist Josh Hodell sounded the all-clear from the Eyewitness Weather Center as the warning expired at 7:15 p.m.
The storm has weakened below severe limits and no longer prompts a concern of tornado formation. It will continue to move out of Northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday night.