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Members of the Columbia/Montour SWAT team and a crew from a Montour water rescue team remove the Jason Simpkins family from their home at 250 Colley Street in Benton, Monday as flood water from Fishing Creek fills the borough.
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Members of the Columbia/Montour SWAT team and a crew from a Montour water rescue team remove the Jason Simpkins family from their home at 250 Colley Street in Benton, Monday as flood water from Fishing Creek fills the borough.

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Rush of water sparks Benton-area rescues
BENTON — Rapidly rising creeks poured into Benton and the surrounding countryside Monday, sending people scrambling to...
BLOOMSBURG — Bolstered by last month’s close call with the rising floodwaters of Fishing Creek, some residents of the...
MAINVILLE — Heavy downpours overnight Monday quickly flooded two creeks here, which set homeowners and township workers...
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MAHONING TWP. — Neighbors expressed concerns about decreased property value and other issues if a developer builds...

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( Reporter’s note: All the items in this column were submitted before Monday’s flooding, which damaged several...
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BERWICK — The Reliance Fire Company here opened its doors Monday afternoon to those displaced by flooding, providing...
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