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Floodwaters rise in northeast states

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John Blackburn, foreground, watches with other neighbors as flood waters rise on Main Street in Port Deposit, Md., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The waters were expected to keep rising as more flood gates on the nearby Conowingo Dam are opened to deal with heavy rains swelling the Susquehanna River. Others shown are unidentified.

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View of the Susquehanna River from the fifth floor of the Guard Insurance Building Thursday, September 8, 2011, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The Susquehanna is projected to crest in northeastern Pennsylvania between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday at 41 feet — the same height as the levee system protecting riverfront communities including Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, officials said. More than 100,000 residents were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday.

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The Trenton area's major north-south highway, Route 29, is flooded Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as the Delaware River continues to rise. Remnants from Tropical Storm Lee continue to produce heavy rain that could force flood-weary New Jerseyans to head for higher ground Thursday.

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