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Several Suburban Philadelphia Counties Setting Up For 911 Texting

As the technology continues to advance, so too are Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks counties.

08/08/2014

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Pennsylvania Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Coming Storm

PEMA is urging Pennsylvania residents to take the weekend to prepare for at least three days in their homes without power or outside assistance.

10/26/2012

Lawmakers Discuss Creating Pennsylvania Disaster Relief Fund

With 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.

09/28/2011

Flooding

Pennsylvania Opens 7 Disaster Recovery Centers To Help Victims Of Lee

Twenty-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.

09/15/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett at the PEMA operations center on Thursday afternoon.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

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.

09/08/2011

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Declaration For Pennsylvania As Irene Nears

Governor Corbett says the disaster declaration will enable state and local governments to respond more quickly and efficiently to any problems the storm may cause.

08/26/2011

Fire

Power Failure Sends Smoke Aloft At Marcus Hook Refinery

Officials 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.

03/28/2011

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