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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...

Jun 01, 2012, 09:21 ET

Start 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...

Apr 13, 2012, 10:48 ET

Deadlines Near for Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications

 Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and small businesses engaged in aquaculture, plus most private non-profit organizations,...

Mar 16, 2012, 10:22 ET

PEMA Urges Residents to Be Ready for Floods, Other Emergencies

 Emergency management officials today reminded Pennsylvania residents to plan ahead to prevent potential property loss due to flooding, and to...

Mar 08, 2012, 10:20 ET

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend

 State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn...

Nov 08, 2011, 10:14 ET

Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Set for Nov. 9

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9....

Nov 07, 2011, 10:13 ET

PEMA Marks Winter Weather Awareness Week, Urges Public Readiness

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the National Weather Service are encouraging Pennsylvanians to prepare for winter...