Flooding Closes Bloomsburg Airport

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Well, you know that annoying high spot in the runway at your home airport? Those based at or visiting Bloomsburg Municipal Airport in Pennsylvania last week were counting their lucky stars that the grading crews weren't as thorough as they might have been as they huddled on the last patch of dry pavement during a week of heavy rain and widespread flooding. A stubborn low dumped a torrent of rain on the Northeast and the nearby Susquehanna River couldn't hold it all. Eight counties were declared a disaster area. There was no answer at the airport and a NOTAM closing the airport was still in effect when we last looked but the floodwaters were receding over the weekend and cleanup has begun. There was no word on damage to aircraft but it seems likely hangars and other facilities got wet -- along with just about everything else in Bloomsburg.