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Jul 31, 2016, 12:31 ET PA Incident Management Team to Deploy to Maryland to Assist with Flood Response and Recovery

At the direction of Governor Tom Wolf, members of the Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) will deploy to Maryland today to support that...


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...


Apr 22, 2016, 10:05 ET Pennsylvania Director Flinn Encourages Citizens to have a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

 People in Pennsylvania are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies during Severe Weather...


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 11, 2016, 11:55 ET Coldest Temperatures of the Season, Frigid Wind Chills Expected This Weekend

State officials today said citizens should monitor weekend forecasts in anticipation of the coldest weather of the season so far. Cold temperatures...


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...


Jan 05, 2016, 13:51 ET PA State Officials Urge Citizens to Resolve to be Ready this New Year

As Americans prepare to ring in the New Year, many will make resolutions aimed at improving lifestyle, health, or financial situations. This year...


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...


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 22, 2015, 13:27 ET PEMA Urges Visitors to Plan Ahead to Stay Safe During Papal Visit Activities in Philadelphia

 People planning to travel to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit this weekend should take steps now to ensure their safety during the...


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....


May 22, 2015, 11:11 ET Citizens of the Commonwealth Urged to Prepare During Hurricane Preparedness Week

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today urged residents to prepare for possible severe weather during Hurricane Preparedness Week,...


Apr 28, 2015, 15:17 ET Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Emergency Management Program Receives National Accreditation

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the commonwealth has received national reaccreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program...


Mar 13, 2015, 11:48 ET Pennsylvania Citizens Urged to Watch for Possible Spring Flooding as Temps Rise

As temperatures rise and forecasts call for rain this weekend, state officials are urging citizens to keep an eye on local waterways for possible...


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...


Mar 10, 2014, 16:09 ET Public-Private Partnership Forged with PEMA, CSX Transportation

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CSX...


Feb 11, 2014, 16:10 ET Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare for More Severe Winter Weather

State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for heavy snow across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, with snowfall...


Feb 06, 2014, 17:34 ET Confidential Disaster Distress Hotline Available for Pennsylvania Victims of Severe Weather Damage

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that a disaster distress hotline is available...