Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,303 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,698,294
Pageviews Today: 2,438,054Threads Today: 631Posts Today: 13,764
09:02 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 12:08 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
[link to citizensvoice.com]

Mayor Leighton put a 9 pm curfew in place. The city council has given him authority to declare martial law.

They declared martial law back in 1972 for hurricane Agnes and the resulting flooding. By all accounts this should be worse, so I'd be surprised if they did not follow through.

With the current state of affairs, this has the potential to have a much more ominous tone, I'd say it's well worth watching.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 11957031
United States
10/30/2012 12:21 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
MARTIAL_LAW

User ID: 1707881
United States
10/30/2012 12:22 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
panicattack
Thanks to whomever upgraded my account!
:nml:
mikebo2

User ID: 18012248
United States
10/30/2012 12:23 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
[link to citizensvoice.com]

Mayor Leighton put a 9 pm curfew in place. The city council has given him authority to declare martial law.

They declared martial law back in 1972 for hurricane Agnes and the resulting flooding. By all accounts this should be worse, so I'd be surprised if they did not follow through.

With the current state of affairs, this has the potential to have a much more ominous tone, I'd say it's well worth watching.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1534704


This is possibly to help stop any looting etc...

Good info OP.
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:33 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


Please keep us updated. My mom lives in Nanticoke. Stay safe man. I remember when I was a kid there was a huge flood and the water nearly came up to the bridge going to West Nanticoke. Pretty scary.
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 12:34 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Sounds like in 1972 it was primarily because they tried to evacuate and the streets were grid locked, but I know looting was an issue then as well. In this economy, I'm sure some people figured Christmas has come early...

Still makes me nervous to hear about martial law when everyone is so on edge about the state of everything.
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

User ID: 23952927
United States
10/30/2012 12:36 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


My son doesn't live too far from Wilkes-Barre and his electricity went out about three hours ago.
886
Howard Dean: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
Hillary: What difference does it make?
Carney: Benghazi happened a long time ago.
Congressman Cummings: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


abishere
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:38 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Wow small world!
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

User ID: 23952927
United States
10/30/2012 12:39 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


Please keep us updated. My mom lives in Nanticoke. Stay safe man. I remember when I was a kid there was a huge flood and the water nearly came up to the bridge going to West Nanticoke. Pretty scary.
 Quoting: black calx


Last year there was a huge flood and years ago they had the really big one (in the '70s).
886
Howard Dean: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
Hillary: What difference does it make?
Carney: Benghazi happened a long time ago.
Congressman Cummings: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


abishere
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26563884
United States
10/30/2012 12:40 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
bump
McTimmins

User ID: 26410914
Canada
10/30/2012 12:41 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
I'm originally from the valley. Are you getting much rain? THe Susquahanna flood stage is around 40 feet, right?
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

User ID: 23952927
United States
10/30/2012 12:41 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
[link to citizensvoice.com]

Mayor Leighton put a 9 pm curfew in place. The city council has given him authority to declare martial law.

They declared martial law back in 1972 for hurricane Agnes and the resulting flooding. By all accounts this should be worse, so I'd be surprised if they did not follow through.

With the current state of affairs, this has the potential to have a much more ominous tone, I'd say it's well worth watching.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1534704


This is possibly to help stop any looting etc...

Good info OP.
 Quoting: mikebo2


That makes sense. I could see why the mayor would do it for that reason in Wilkes-Barre.
886
Howard Dean: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
Hillary: What difference does it make?
Carney: Benghazi happened a long time ago.
Congressman Cummings: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


abishere
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:42 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


Please keep us updated. My mom lives in Nanticoke. Stay safe man. I remember when I was a kid there was a huge flood and the water nearly came up to the bridge going to West Nanticoke. Pretty scary.
 Quoting: black calx


Last year there was a huge flood and years ago they had the really big one (in the '70s).
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain


I know it man! Shickshinny was a mess last year. I was only a toddler in the 70s so I don't remember that one.

tounge
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 12:42 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Here's a report talking about martial law in Wilkes Barre back in 1972.

[link to 140.194.76.129]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24883093
United States
10/30/2012 12:44 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Wow small world!
 Quoting: black calx


Seriously, I'm glad to see there are so many GLP-ers from NEPA. I'm in West Hazleton.
McTimmins

User ID: 26410914
Canada
10/30/2012 12:45 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


Please keep us updated. My mom lives in Nanticoke. Stay safe man. I remember when I was a kid there was a huge flood and the water nearly came up to the bridge going to West Nanticoke. Pretty scary.
 Quoting: black calx


Last year there was a huge flood and years ago they had the really big one (in the '70s).
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain


I know it man! Shickshinny was a mess last year. I was only a toddler in the 70s so I don't remember that one.

tounge
 Quoting: black calx
Hurricane Agnes was in June, 1972. It wiped out Wilkes_Barre. I was 9 years old and lived near the river but wasn't flooded. Last year was worse in some areas.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 12:45 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
I know it man! Shickshinny was a mess last year. I was only a toddler in the 70s so I don't remember that one.

tounge
 Quoting: black calx


I was only a few weeks old for the '72 flood, so don't remember anything, but have heard lots and lots of stories. I'm never sure how much is hype, but I keep hearing this one is supposed to be worse...
astor
"You will find that I am Kind"

User ID: 8309184
United States
10/30/2012 12:46 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i live about 15 min from there, according to online reports susquehanna river is believed to crest at 13 ft. but i dont know if that has changed by now. already have the flood gates in place but there has been talk that the levee has some damage from the flooding from last year that has still not been repaired. rain doesnt seem to be all that bad yet and the wind isnt as bad as it has been made out to be but the storm is far from over.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11957031


Please keep us updated. My mom lives in Nanticoke. Stay safe man. I remember when I was a kid there was a huge flood and the water nearly came up to the bridge going to West Nanticoke. Pretty scary.
 Quoting: black calx


Last year there was a huge flood and years ago they had the really big one (in the '70s).
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain


the river will crest at 15ft maybe. not a foot more. nothing to worry about
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 12:49 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Thanks for the pin

hf

Since we're attracting locals here, please do let us know (as power and internet allow) if things seem to be getting out of hand.
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:50 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
I know it man! Shickshinny was a mess last year. I was only a toddler in the 70s so I don't remember that one.

tounge
 Quoting: black calx


I was only a few weeks old for the '72 flood, so don't remember anything, but have heard lots and lots of stories. I'm never sure how much is hype, but I keep hearing this one is supposed to be worse...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1534704


The flood I remember as a kid in the 80s was only because of a ton of rain, not a hurricane or anything. It didn't cause any damage but it was still spooky.

Yup I'm honestly pretty worried right now for everyone in all of the northeastern US. This is no joke.

Thankfully I fled to AZ about 8 years ago so I'm relatively doom-free here. (For now.)
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

User ID: 23952927
United States
10/30/2012 12:51 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Wow small world!
 Quoting: black calx


Seriously, I'm glad to see there are so many GLP-ers from NEPA. I'm in West Hazleton.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


I don't live there but I know about the area from my son. I actually like it a lot over there.
886
Howard Dean: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
Hillary: What difference does it make?
Carney: Benghazi happened a long time ago.
Congressman Cummings: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


abishere
Anonymous Coward
10/30/2012 12:52 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
:camp fema:
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:53 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
camp fema
 Quoting: Wonkish


Not funny!

damned
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
astor
"You will find that I am Kind"

User ID: 8309184
United States
10/30/2012 12:53 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i'm in harrisburg and things are fine here. its barely raining anymore.
Anon
User ID: 23636370
United States
10/30/2012 12:56 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i'm in harrisburg and things are fine here. its barely raining anymore.
 Quoting: astor


Midtown Harrisburg here....

Things are relatively calm.
Anonymous Coward
10/30/2012 12:59 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
:camp fema:
 Quoting: Wonkish


Not funny!

damned
 Quoting: black calx


I could not resist chuckle
black calx
SoHm

User ID: 3089316
United States
10/30/2012 12:59 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
i'm in harrisburg and things are fine here. its barely raining anymore.
 Quoting: astor


Oh that's good. I think the worst is over for PA.
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. - William Blake
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24883093
United States
10/30/2012 01:00 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Thanks for the pin

hf

Since we're attracting locals here, please do let us know (as power and internet allow) if things seem to be getting out of hand.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1534704


I've lived here my entire life and aside from the blizzard of 1993, this storm today is the only one to come close to the magnitude of that one...at least in the strength of the wind, if nothing else. There certainly hasn't been a lot of rain, though. We had hurricane lee destroy most everything south of Wilkes Barre along the river...I think that was either last year or the year before, but that was mostly flooding of the susquehanna, which happens all the time. WB spent millions of flood walls. And that storm was a LOT of rain, but not this one so far.

But as far as the wind, I've honestly never seen anything like this before. NEVER.

However, as I guess you can see, I still have power and internet. The lights have been flickering all night, but nothing ever went out. A friend texted me a little while ago and said they lost power about 10 miles southeast of here, but only for about 15 minutes.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1534704
United States
10/30/2012 01:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Thanks for the pin

hf

Since we're attracting locals here, please do let us know (as power and internet allow) if things seem to be getting out of hand.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1534704


I've lived here my entire life and aside from the blizzard of 1993, this storm today is the only one to come close to the magnitude of that one...at least in the strength of the wind, if nothing else. There certainly hasn't been a lot of rain, though. We had hurricane lee destroy most everything south of Wilkes Barre along the river...I think that was either last year or the year before, but that was mostly flooding of the susquehanna, which happens all the time. WB spent millions of flood walls. And that storm was a LOT of rain, but not this one so far.

But as far as the wind, I've honestly never seen anything like this before. NEVER.

However, as I guess you can see, I still have power and internet. The lights have been flickering all night, but nothing ever went out. A friend texted me a little while ago and said they lost power about 10 miles southeast of here, but only for about 15 minutes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


I'm in S Central PA. I know my parents electricity went out this evening and they're still running on a generator. Power is what I'm most concerned about. Still have a bit of storm to get through and then possible snow. Trees taking out power lines are a way of life around here, but if it's happening all at once, no telling how long it will take to get everyone up and running again.
me
User ID: 22139092
United States
10/30/2012 01:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
Use to live in Pocono Lake, and also Dickson City, and "up de Eynon". Great to see others from NEPA. Agnes was pretty bad, remember hearing the stories from when I was a kid. Hope you all weather it safely. Hang in there Poconos!!
Jynxx96

User ID: 8180727
United States
10/30/2012 01:12 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Martial Law authorized and curfew in place in Wilkes Barre, PA
I'm originally from the valley. Are you getting much rain? THe Susquahanna flood stage is around 40 feet, right?
 Quoting: McTimmins


Im from Bloomsburg, That river is scary and mean when it rises
Never regret anything,for at one time its exactly what you wanted

News








Proud Member Of The Angry Mob