Governor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in York
September 05, 2018
Hellam, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited York County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past week. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn and York County emergency management officials to see some of the areas hardest hit in the region, including Hellam Township where damage to buildings and infrastructure from flash flooding was evident. York and Lancaster counties have issued disaster declarations.
“It’s been a very difficult summer for many Pennsylvanians dealing with weather-related damage to homes and businesses,” Governor Wolf said. “It’s especially important for me to get out into affected communities to see first-hand the damage and to ask what the state can do to help.”
The governor and officials saw the damage from flooding to multiple homes on River Drive in Hellam, speaking with residents along the way. They also toured areas along Kreutz Creek and assessed flash flooding damage near the historic Accomac Inn.
“My first concern is the safety of residents and for that, I thank the first responders, local emergency management, PEMA, and the residents themselves who heeded warnings and knew what to do to get help,” Governor Wolf said.