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Jul 31, 2015, 14:13 ET

August is the Height of Hurricane Season, State Agencies Urge Preparedness

August starts the height of hurricane season and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Insurance urge residents to...

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...

Jan 23, 2015, 17:15 ET

Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare For Double Hit of Winter Weather

State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for two storms to impact Pennsylvania over the weekend. Current weather...

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...

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...

Feb 05, 2014, 17:27 ET

Pennsylvania State Provides Power Outage Safety Tips in Wake of Latest Winter Storm

With hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians without power following the latest round of dangerous winter weather, state officials are...

Jan 03, 2014, 17:10 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...

Jan 02, 2014, 13:50 ET

Pennsylvania State Officials Warn Citizens to Plan for Snow, Dangerous Cold

State health and emergency management officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts which currently call for snowfall across much...

Aug 30, 2013, 13:45 ET

PEMA: Get Ready for Emergencies during National Preparedness Month

 State officials today urged Pennsylvanians that during National Preparedness Month in September, they should take steps to get their families...

Jun 18, 2013, 13:57 ET

Pennsylvania Legislation to Help Fund 911 Seen as First Step in Saving State System

In the news release, Pennsylvania Legislation to Help Fund 911 Seen as First Step in Saving State System, issued 18-Jun-2013 by the Pennsylvania...

Jun 07, 2013, 13:03 ET

First Named Storm of Hurricane Season Brings Reminder to Prepare for Emergencies, Consider Flood Insurance

With the Atlantic hurricane season now under way, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to always be prepared for the...

May 23, 2013, 16:20 ET

Send Help to Oklahoma Tornado Survivors to Established Organizations

 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn M. Cannon today encouraged citizens who want to help Oklahoma tornado survivors to go...

Oct 26, 2012, 13:06 ET

PEMA Urges Citizens to Prepare Now For Threat of Hurricane Sandy

 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn M. Cannon today urged Pennsylvanians to prepare now for the possibility of strong...

Aug 30, 2012, 13:50 ET

PEMA: Isaac's Impacts Highlight Importance of Preparedness Month

 The devastation brought by Tropical Storm Isaac highlights the need for Pennsylvanians to make sure they're ready for all types of...