I heard Knoebels has been flooded. I didn't see it yet but I heard it's close to the 72 flood levels. That would put the water level between waist and chest deep around Playland. I also heard that there was a sturcture fire last night where they keep the chemicals for the pool.
I plan on checking it out first hand tonight so I'll update it when I hear more.
Bummer, I saw on the other thread about the floods about how the structure for Flying Turns had alot of water around it, but on the webcam it seems to be gone now, I hope the other water receded as fast and theres no major damage. I didn't hear about the fire though, I don't see how a fire could have started in all this rain we have been having, hopefully that wasnt too bad either :(
Also I hope Bushkill is ok as another major flood would be devistating right after they started cleaning up from the last one. My parents and I have yet to make it to this park after trying a few times and deciding against it to wait for better days, more flood damage would only prolong our visit again.
Good luck tonight and thanks for keeping us updated, I look forward to it. *** Edited 6/28/2006 6:40:38 PM UTC by P18***
We had troubles yesterday that we do not have today. We have troubles today we did not have yesterday. On this site will be a dried out, squeegeed, wiped clean and dry, always better but still the same Knoebels. Admission to the soggy but drying grounds, still free. Just don't come today! There will be a bit of a cleanup to follow this note! Your interest and prayers, as always, are greatly appreciated.
John Fetterman KG
That message was left on RRC by John Fetterman, There is no more reliable source other than Dick Knoebel himself.
EDIT: Someone else beat me to it, but this link takes you right to the photos. Anyone else notice the main page has "patients" instead of "patience?" Welcome to Central PA. I can say that, I'm a local. ;) *** Edited 6/28/2006 7:53:00 PM UTC by MarimbaGuy87***
I just saw Knoebels on my news..it's only going to get worse, at least in our area. The Susquehanna is going to crest tonight/early tomorrow a few feet below the top of the levee..just wonderful, i'm glad I live up higher and not in the valley. It figures this would happen, the new movie theater in Wilkes-Barre just opened like a week ago.
Slightly off topic, but does anyone know how Hershey is fairing? I know that in the past they have had some significant floods as well, though going to their website today I did not see anything listed about flooding at the park.
Insurance companies are starting to getting to be a lot more hardcore when it comes to flood insurance. I don't know if Knoebels has flood insurance, but it's quite possible that they don't have anything at all due to their location. Think about it, if you were an insurance company who knows that the park has been flooded multiple times in the past, would you give them insurance?
This week's episode of the Real World has the seven strangers finding out that the Mystic Tan place they are running will be no more (after Wilma floods it) because you can't get flood insurance in the Florida Keys.
I wish Knoebels the best of luck in repairing the park.
Walt S said: Slightly off topic, but does anyone know how Hershey is fairing? I know that in the past they have had some significant floods as well, though going to their website today I did not see anything listed about flooding at the park.
Hershey is doing just fine, I was there today, no flood damage and I had a fantastic day. The park was crowded, but with Six Flag's new target audience which ment 30 min wait for the water rides and :).) *** Edited 6/29/2006 4:29:51 AM UTC by Touchdown***