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Several Suburban Philadelphia Counties Setting Up For 911 TextingAs the technology continues to advance, so too are Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks counties.
Pennsylvania Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Coming StormPEMA is urging Pennsylvania residents to take the weekend to prepare for at least three days in their homes without power or outside assistance.
Lawmakers Discuss Creating Pennsylvania Disaster Relief FundWith Pennsylvania still reeling from the one-two punch of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, state House and Senate committees held a joint hearing into the notion of creating some form of state disaster assistance program, as 25 other states have.
Pennsylvania Opens 7 Disaster Recovery Centers To Help Victims Of LeeTwenty-seven Pennsylvania counties are now covered by federal disaster declarations from recent floods. But most declarations involve damage either from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee – not both.
Pennsylvania, Preparing For Severe Flooding, Declares 'Level 1' Alert At the PEMA operations center in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Tom Corbett said the focus right now is on the central part of the state, along the Susquehanna River.
Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Declaration For Pennsylvania As Irene NearsGovernor Corbett says the disaster declaration will enable state and local governments to respond more quickly and efficiently to any problems the storm may cause.
Power Failure Sends Smoke Aloft At Marcus Hook RefineryOfficials at a suburban Philadelphia refinery say a power failure is responsible for flames and plumes of black smoke shooting from its stacks, but there is no danger to the public.