Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gov. Wolf Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm, 2:30 Briefing

Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and southcentral regions of the state.
The disaster emergency proclamation enables state and local authorities to respond to any unmet needs as quickly as possible as a snowstorm is forecasted to blanket snow across much of the state.
“Declaring a state of emergency allows the Commonwealth to deliver state resources wherever they’re needed as quickly as possible,” said Gov. Wolf. “We have multiple state agencies working at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to monitor weather conditions across the state and we will respond to help local governments and residents in need.”
"We are urging Pennsylvanians to stay calm, but be prepared," Gov.Wolf said. "State agencies are preparing for the worst, tracking conditions in real time and collaborating on our response. Residents should prioritize their safety and heed all warnings from law enforcement and emergency officials."
Click Here for recommendations from the PA Emergency Management Agency, PennDOT, State Police and the Department of Health.
Click Here for tips from the Public Utility Commission to prepare for the storm, reporting power outages and considering safety in dealing with power issues.
Visit Pennsylvania’s 511 travel information website (or download the app) to get road conditions, weather forecasts, incidents and now even the location of PennDOT snow plow trucks.  You can also follow the 511 site via Twitter for your region.
Click Here for the latest forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service.  Click Here for forecasts from AccuWeather.

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