This is probably the longest I’ve gone without updating my blog. I try to update it every few days, and it’s been about a week or so. Due to major flooding in parts of northeastern, Pennsylvania, I’ve been stranded at my brother’s house in Exeter Borough since Thursday.

I’m in the process of moving in with my girlfriend in Kingston, a town that had to evacuate, due to the uncanny rainfall that caused the Susquehanna River to swell and exceed the level it reached during Hurricane Agnes in 1972- a natural disaster that wiped out several houses and businesses in this area. However, since then, there’s been a levee system built in this area, and it’s held.

We’re hoping to get back into our apartment later today or tomorrow at the latest.  We look forward to getting our home back in order and unpacking all of the boxes we took when we had to evacuate. But we’re just thankful we didn’t get flooded.

Unfortunately, several other towns around here did have major flooding, as shown on local and national news. I hope they have a quick recovery. We’ll probably buy some cleaning supplies and donate them at a center later today to help out the flood victims.

If you’re interested in helping our victims, you can find info by clicking here, WNEP’s website.


About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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One Response to Update

  1. Hi, thanks for this. As you hear the word about re-entering the town, please let me know. My writing life is suffering great blows from this adjustment…!!!


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