State Agencies Coordinating Response, Monitoring Conditions at PEMA

first_img July 25, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter State Agencies Coordinating Response, Monitoring Conditions at PEMAcenter_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With heavy rain and the threat of flooding continuing Wednesday for much of eastern Pennsylvania, state agencies are monitoring conditions to respond quickly to keep citizens safe.“Heavy rains caused flash flooding overnight and forced people from their homes and we understand this weather is difficult for many Pennsylvanians,” Governor Wolf said. “We want people to be safe: help your local first responders by keeping an eye on conditions, checking on your neighbors, especially the elderly, limiting unnecessary travel, and being prepared to leave if you must.”The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) was fully activated this morning at PEMA with staff from: Pennsylvania State Police; the departments of Military of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection, Human Services, Transportation, and Health; the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, the Fish and Boat Commission, the Game Commission, the Public Utility Commission, the Turnpike Commission, and the American Red Cross.Additional agencies not covered under the activation were asked to continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to staff the CRCC if the need arises.State agencies continue to monitor the forecast for bands of heavy rain that could quickly produce dangerous flash flooding. Many small creeks and streams have flooded, causing road closures and evacuations in multiple counties, but no major roads are currently closed. While only minor Susquehanna River flooding is expected at this time, anyone with river interests should keep an eye on conditions as forecasts will continue to change.Pennsylvanians are encouraged to follow ReadyPA on Twitter @ReadyPA and Facebook for the latest on the weather and how to prepare, and motorists can check road conditions on over 40,000 miles of roadway at 511PA.com.PennDOT cautions motorists to never drive through flooded roadways, as it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.last_img read more

Traffic can’t slow Osborn at Lincoln County

first_imgBy Kelly NinasNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (June 3) – Colton Osborn worked through traffic to grab the lead just past the halfway point, then led to the finish in winning the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway.Casey Werkmeister started outside row three and finished first in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Kyle Clough started deep in the field and ended in second.Jamey Kennicutt held off all challengers after getting the lead on the fourth lap of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Brady Weinman only led one lap but it was the lap that mattered most: He passed Robbie Kosmacek on the final circuit.Tom Baumgardner rode the cushion to the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.last_img

Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali a doubt for Sabina Park Test

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – A groin injury has put Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali in doubt for the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies bowling off here tomorrow.The 23-year-old, who is yet to make his Test debut, picked up the injury during last weekend’s three-day four game against the WICB President’s XI and is yet to recover.The Pakistan Cricket Board said the player would undergo rehabilitation in an attempt to return to full fitness quickly.“Clinical assessment – there is strain to one of his adductor muscles. He will undergo progressive rehabilitation to regain strength in the groin,” the PCB statement said.“Currently, we are confident that he will recover in time to be able to play in the Test series against West Indies. We will continue to review his situation as he progresses through rehabilitation stages and give an update later when we are satisfied with his successful recovery or progress.”Ali was expected to be a shoo-in for the first Test after impressive performances in the preceding limited overs series. He was especially outstanding in the opening one-dayer with a five-wicket haul.The right-armer sent down 27 overs in the first innings of the tour game but did not bowl in the President’s XI second innings.He has taken 29 wickets in 16 one-dayers and 10 wickets in seven Twenty20 Internationals.last_img read more