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Bracing for flooding in the Poconos

The remnants of Ida moved into Monroe County Wednesday morning, causing flash flooding warnings.


Warner Road in Pocono Township is closed to traffic because of flooding. It started to pool at noon.

In Stroudsburg, around 3 p.m. the roads are wet, but no flooding issues.  

Of course, here we need to keep a close eye on McMichaels Creek and Pocono Creek, when those creeks flood their banks that's when we run into trouble the water is a little high but so far so good for any serious issues.  

Moving now to Pocono Township where we are right now, township officials held a special meeting this morning to declare a state of emergency.

Rain has been steady here, Route 611 near Tannersville was definitely wet but drivers were able to get to and from just fine.  

Now back to Warner Road, flooding happened last week during Tropical Storm Henri and the road had to be shut down

It's happening again so avoid this area, go another way around.  

Learn Road just directly across Route 611 is also closed.

In Mount Pocono, when heavy rainfalls some of these neighborhoods take on water. 

George Dempsey lives along Fairview Avenue, he's watching this area closely because during last week's storm, some of the roads washed out.  He's surprised the rain has been relatively light but understands it can change quickly.

"You get used to living up here. It's either rain or snow just as long as the basement doesn't flood, it usually does. You know you just deal with it. I got the canoe," Dempsey said.

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According to our Stormtracker 16 team, a lot of the rain Monroe County is expected to see will likely happen later this evening. So even though it has been "steady" and "manageable" throughout the daytime hours .. that could change as we head into the late evening so emergency officials are encouraging people to stay alert.

Officials in Pocono Township have declared a state of emergency as the remnants of Ida arrive. The call was made during a special Zoom meeting early Wednesday morning.

As of noon Wednesday, we aren't seeing any major issues just yet here in Monroe County but the rain has been steady and it is starting to pool in certain spots.

What emergency officials here are watching are the streams and creeks.  

That's what caused a big mess last week when Tropical Storm Herni came through. 

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Actually, Warner Road had to be closed last week when that stormwater flooded this area.

Township officials are hoping that doesn't happen again and are reminding people to stay vigilant.

We are going to be traveling all throughout Monroe County on Wednesday to see where the rain is hitting communities the hardest.

Of course, if you live in the Poconos and see any damage, you can send us that information by emailing newstip@wnep.com.

You can also send that information directly to Carmella's Facebook page or Twitter account.

For the latest Stormtracker 16 forecast, click here.

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