Wolf Administration Monitoring Potential Impacts from Snowstorm Forecast for Parts of Pennsylvania
March 20, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said that state agencies are already standing by to monitor potential impacts from a complex storm system expected to bring heavy, wet snow to southern and eastern Pennsylvania.
“This is one of those storms that is difficult to predict but has the potential to disrupt travel and utilities,” said Governor Wolf. “We need everyone to keep an eye on their local forecast and allow plenty of travel time as you’re headed out.”
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s Commonwealth Watch and Warning Center is currently staffed at an Enhanced Watch, meaning extra personnel are working closely with county emergency management staff and 9-1-1 centers to monitor conditions.
Starting tonight at 8 p.m., staff from the PA State Police and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will be at PEMA’s Commonwealth Response Coordination Center to more promptly respond to incidents or unmet needs at the county level. Staff from other agencies will be available as needed to provide any state support to counties.
“Throughout the day today, overnight and into tomorrow, PEMA will work with our state agency and county partners to respond quickly to any county concerns and issues,” said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. “You can help us by keeping an eye on friends and neighbors, particularly anyone who might be alone, the elderly, or otherwise who needs an extra helping hand during bad weather.”