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Jan 05, 2017, 14:09 ET At Start of New Year, PEMA Director Encourages Pennsylvanians to "Resolve to be Ready" By Making Emergency Plans

As millions of Pennsylvanians think about changes they want to see in their lives and make resolutions for 2017, PA Emergency Management Agency...


Dec 28, 2016, 14:25 ET Year in Review: PEMA Director Shares Agency Accomplishments

Today, PA Emergency Management Agency Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. highlighted several of the agency's accomplishments in 2016. "PEMA's mission...


Dec 13, 2016, 09:47 ET Keep Pets Safe During Dangerous Cold Snap

State officials are urging the public to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their pets during a dangerous cold snap across much of the...


Dec 08, 2016, 18:33 ET Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated Due to Vehicle Accident and Road Closure in Erie County

The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at PA Emergency Management Agency headquarters outside Harrisburg has activated in response to...


Nov 22, 2016, 10:05 ET State Fire Commissioner Reminds Citizens to Cook Safely This Thanksgiving

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding citizens to follow common cooking safety rules when celebrating Thanksgiving this week with family...


Nov 14, 2016, 10:15 ET PEMA Accepting Submissions for Poster and PSA Contests

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is now accepting submissions from students in grades 1 through 12 for a poster and video public...


Oct 27, 2016, 09:15 ET Pennsylvania Citizens Reminded to Celebrate Safely This Halloween

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding parents and citizens to be safe when celebrating Halloween. "Halloween is generally an...


Oct 21, 2016, 07:26 ET PEMA Activates CRCC in Response to Flooding in North-Central PA

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today activated the state Commonwealth Response Coordination Center in response to flooding...


Oct 20, 2016, 15:15 ET PEMA Officially Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting, Open House and Preparedness Event

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency officially opened its new facility today with a ribbon cutting, open house and public...


Oct 17, 2016, 12:26 ET All PA Personnel Deployed to Assist in Hurricane Matthew Return to PA

The final group of Pennsylvania personnel who deployed to southern states to assist emergency responders after Hurricane Matthew returned to...


Jul 25, 2016, 13:57 ET Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated for DNC in Philadelphia

 The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg began operations at 8 a.m....


Jun 03, 2016, 10:41 ET Severe Weather Possible Across PA This Weekend

State officials are urging the public to pay close attention to local weather forecasts in anticipation of severe weather that is possible across...


Mar 21, 2016, 12:16 ET Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in Pennsylvania

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is reminding citizens to practice flood safety during the start of the Spring weather....


Feb 24, 2016, 22:22 ET PEMA Provides Storm Update

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the ongoing storm and coordinating responses between local responders and state...


Feb 09, 2016, 16:09 ET I-81 Southbound Closed in Schuylkill County; State Agencies Provide Update on Storm Response

State officials report that while there have been no widespread reports of problems on state-related roadways, Interstate 81 southbound in...


Feb 09, 2016, 09:07 ET UPDATE: SEOC Enhanced to Level 2: More State Agencies to Report to PEMA in Advance of Winter Storm

With a winter storm expected to start impacting the state overnight, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will enhance staffing to Level 3...


Feb 08, 2016, 16:15 ET SEOC Enhanced to Level 3: State Agencies to Report to PEMA in Advance of Winter Storm

With a winter storm expected to start impacting the state overnight, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will enhance staffing to Level 3...


Feb 08, 2016, 11:19 ET Pennsylvanians Advised to Monitor Forecasts for Approaching Winter Storm

Pennsylvanians are being advised to monitor weather forecasts in advance of an approaching multi-day storm that could bring six inches of snow to...


Feb 01, 2016, 10:54 ET Pennsylvania Citizens Urged to Watch for Possible Flooding This Week

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today reminded citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow...


Dec 17, 2015, 10:10 ET Give the Gift of Preparedness This Holiday Season

While severe winter weather has stayed away from Pennsylvania so far this winter, emergencies can happen at any time. State officials say now is a...


Sep 30, 2015, 13:55 ET Pennsylvania Citizens Urged to Watch for Possible Flooding and Strong Winds This Weekend

Weather forecasts are calling for rain and strong winds this weekend, and state officials are urging citizens to watch for possible flooding over...


Sep 02, 2015, 13:36 ET PEMA Urges Citizens to Utilize Free Smartphone App to Prepare for Emergencies

 Pennsylvanians can use free tools available from the ReadyPA app to take simple steps to make sure they're ready for any type of incident....


Feb 13, 2015, 19:28 ET Pennsylvania Sends More Resources to Assist Massachusetts in Response to Repeated Snowstorms

 Pennsylvania officials say the commonwealth is sending additional personnel to Massachusetts to assist that state in responding to...


Jun 27, 2014, 12:43 ET PEMA to Participate in Public Demonstration of Emergency Communications

Staff and volunteers with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA) Auxiliary Communications Service will be demonstrating the...


May 19, 2014, 16:02 ET PEMA Completes After Action Review of Response to February Storms

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has completed an After Action Review (AAR) of county, state and utility company response to a...