Knoebels Flooded

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:21 PM
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.

Anyone hear anything about Bushkill Park?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:37 PM
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***

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:00 PM
I read on RRC that Bushkill had a foot or so of water on the midway but most everything was high & dry. I hope that's the case.

Knoebels got hit that bad? Please post an update if you get a chance to take a look at it.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:25 PM
Keep us up to date Coasterpunk - best wishes to you and everyone in the area.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:35 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/06/28/east.flood/index.html

I'm not sure what parks are in what counties, But CNN says 8 roads and bridges in Wayne county have been wiped out.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:37 PM
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.

Chuck, wishing Knoebels well.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:42 PM
rollergator's avatar "We had troubles yesterday that we do not have today. We have troubles today we did not have yesterday."

John Fetterman sure has a sense of history, huh? Those words were left out in front of a park once before... ;)

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:46 PM
Knoebels is in Northumberland county I believe, which isn't near Wayne, as far as I know. I live in Union county, which is right next to Northumberland county.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:46 PM
Their main page has a notice as well:

http://www.knoebels.com/

Tom


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:51 PM
http://knoebels.com/flood.htm

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***


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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:24 PM

rollergator said:
"We had troubles yesterday that we do not have today. We have troubles today we did not have yesterday."

John Fetterman sure has a sense of history, huh? Those words were left out in front of a park once before...


I pointed that out on RRC but it seemed to go over everyones' heads! Gotta love John's sense of humor.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:57 PM
I'm one of the few who gets that apparently. Come on people, read some history books!
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 5:05 PM
rollergator's avatar George Tilyou, Steeplechase Park...

"To inquiring Friends: There was a lot of trouble yesterday that I have not had to-day, and there is lots of troubles to-day that I did not have yesterday."

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 6:51 PM
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.

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:05 PM
I just drove down and they won't let anyone into the park other then employees. Since it's a public road going to the parking lot I managed to pull over and snap off a few photos.

Photos are here!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 8:12 PM
They seem to have a good attitude about it, so Im sure nothing was seriously damaged beyond repair. Im sure it's going to take alot though, we're expecting even MORE rain here tomorrow.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 8:15 PM
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.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:02 PM
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.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:08 PM
I picked up on the history right away! (Go me!) I think that's awesome. The history, not the flood. I know they'll recover fine.
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Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:29 AM

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***


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