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美東北部豪雨釀災 數十萬人被迫緊急疏離

2006年07月03日
ENS美國,華府報導;丁秋仁編譯;莫聞審校

賓州地區淹水嚴重美國東北地區上星期連日豪雨,據統計至少造成11人死亡,約數十萬人撤離家園。區內電線桿盡遭沖倒,大水更沖毀多條公路及橋樑。賓州州長藍戴爾28日宣布州內46個郡縣全面進入緊急狀態。馬里蘭州工程師同時正嚴密視察水位直逼警戒線之多座水壩。

Deadly Northeast Rainstorms Force Emergency Evacuations
WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2006 (ENS)
Torrential rainstorms that have continued most of this week have killed at least 11 people across the Northeastern United States and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Power lines are down across the region and roads and bridges are washed out. Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell declared a disaster emergency in 46 counties on Wednesday. Engineers in Maryland are closely watching dams that are now under pressure.