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May is Building Safety Month! 🏘️ This international campaign raises awareness about—you guessed it—building safety.It re...
05/05/2021
2021 Building Safety Month - ICC

May is Building Safety Month! 🏘️ This international campaign raises awareness about—you guessed it—building safety.

It reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

Learn more. ⤵️ #BuildingSafety365

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Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. Learn more. Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise...

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
05/05/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Avoid the dark side. Add a flashlight (or lightsaber) to your emergency kit.#MayTheFourthBeWithYou #MayTheFourth
05/04/2021

Avoid the dark side.

Add a flashlight (or lightsaber) to your emergency kit.

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou #MayTheFourth

Avoid the dark side.

Add a flashlight (or lightsaber) to your emergency kit.

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou #MayTheFourth

05/04/2021

Pennsylvania firefighters, your work isn't easy, and this past year has been challenging in many ways.

THANK YOU for everything you do for the safety of PA communities.

#InternationalFirefightersDay

PEMA today discussed how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency officials to maintain response and rec...
05/04/2021

PEMA today discussed how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency officials to maintain response and recovery operations for the extent of long-duration disaster incidents.

“The current declaration period of 90 days permits continuity of response and recovery operations for higher-magnitude disasters which have affected the state in the past, as well as future large-scale disasters that may occur due to our evolving threat and hazard landscape,” PEMA Director Randy Padfield said. “It’s important that the public understand what their vote means and how it could impact them, their neighbors and communities across the state.”

Padfield was joined at today’s press conference by Kevin Molloy, who served as the emergency management coordinator in Dauphin County during the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island and later worked at PEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"The current law in Pennsylvania is more than adequate to provide the foundation upon which a response to disaster emergencies is based. Change in my opinion is both unnecessary and unwise," Molloy said. "One cannot call a 'time-out' at the end of 21 days to have a political discussion. The disruption to the disaster response has the potential to be catastrophic itself. I would urge that Pennsylvanians vote no to changing the existing emergency law."

🔗 Watch today's event: bit.ly/3nLZrKJ
🔗 Read the news release: bit.ly/2RtJDQU

05/04/2021
Wolf Administration To Discuss Need for Flexible Disaster Emergency Declarations

PEMA Director Randy Padfield will discuss how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency officials to maintain response and recovery operations for the extent of long-duration disaster incidents. He will be joined by Kevin Molloy, who served as the Dauphin County emergency management coordinator during the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island, and later worked at PEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

📢 TODAY AT 2 PM: PEMA Director Randy Padfield will discuss how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency ...
05/04/2021

📢 TODAY AT 2 PM: PEMA Director Randy Padfield will discuss how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency officials to maintain response and recovery operations for the extent of long-duration disaster incidents.

He will be joined by Kevin Molloy, who served as the Dauphin County emergency management coordinator during the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island, and later worked at PEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

WATCH:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

📢 TODAY AT 2 PM: PEMA Director Randy Padfield will discuss how flexible disaster emergency declarations allow emergency officials to maintain response and recovery operations for the extent of long-duration disaster incidents.

He will be joined by Kevin Molloy, who served as the Dauphin County emergency management coordinator during the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island, and later worked at PEMA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

WATCH:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

Photos from Pennsylvania Department of Health's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Pennsylvania Department of Health's post

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
05/03/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

📅 WEEKEND HOURS for the Bryce Jordan Center vaccination clinic:🕛 Friday, April 30: 12-8 PM🕘 Saturday, May 1: 9 AM-5 PM🕘 ...
04/30/2021

📅 WEEKEND HOURS for the Bryce Jordan Center vaccination clinic:

🕛 Friday, April 30: 12-8 PM
🕘 Saturday, May 1: 9 AM-5 PM
🕘 Sunday, May 2: 9 AM-5 PM

Appointments encouraged; walk ins welcome!

Make an appointment:
🔗 Online: pema.trackmyvaccine.com
📱 Phone: 1-844-545-3450

📅 WEEKEND HOURS for the Bryce Jordan Center vaccination clinic:

🕛 Friday, April 30: 12-8 PM
🕘 Saturday, May 1: 9 AM-5 PM
🕘 Sunday, May 2: 9 AM-5 PM

Appointments encouraged; walk ins welcome!

Make an appointment:
🔗 Online: pema.trackmyvaccine.com
📱 Phone: 1-844-545-3450

Trees are good for your health! 🌲🌳 Get outdoors and enjoy them (and even plant some) in celebration of #ArborDay.
04/30/2021

Trees are good for your health! 🌲🌳 Get outdoors and enjoy them (and even plant some) in celebration of #ArborDay.

We all know the ways trees can help the environment and wildlife, but did you know that they can improve your health as well? 🌲🌳

It’s just another reason we ❤️ trees! Learn how you can help get more trees planted ➡️ https://bit.ly/3nsHcda

CRITICAL SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO DATE (4/30/21)State, local, and federal agencies and emergency management partners contin...
04/30/2021

CRITICAL SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO DATE (4/30/21)

State, local, and federal agencies and emergency management partners continue to work together to respond to #COVID19 in PA and deliver critical supplies throughout the commonwealth.

Below are the amounts of critical supplies delivered to date (beginning in March 2020).

CRITICAL SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO DATE (4/30/21)

State, local, and federal agencies and emergency management partners continue to work together to respond to #COVID19 in PA and deliver critical supplies throughout the commonwealth.

Below are the amounts of critical supplies delivered to date (beginning in March 2020).

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/30/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

This afternoon and tonight (4/30/21) will be windy, with strong gusts of 45-55 mph. Some gusts over 60 mph are possible ...
04/30/2021

This afternoon and tonight (4/30/21) will be windy, with strong gusts of 45-55 mph. Some gusts over 60 mph are possible in southern/southeastern PA. 🌬️

🍃 Strong winds could blow down trees and power lines
🗑️ Unsecured, loose outdoor objects may become airborne
🚚 High-profile vehicles may have difficulty traveling

Be prepared for windy weather with these tips. ⤵️

#PAWX #ReadyPA

This afternoon and tonight (4/30/21) will be windy, with strong gusts of 45-55 mph. Some gusts over 60 mph are possible in southern/southeastern PA. 🌬️

🍃 Strong winds could blow down trees and power lines
🗑️ Unsecured, loose outdoor objects may become airborne
🚚 High-profile vehicles may have difficulty traveling

Be prepared for windy weather with these tips. ⤵️

#PAWX #ReadyPA

✅ Financial Preparedness Step #3: SAFEGUARDConsider storing paper copies of important documents at home in a fireproof a...
04/29/2021

✅ Financial Preparedness Step #3: SAFEGUARD

Consider storing paper copies of important documents at home in a fireproof and waterproof box or safe, in a bank safe deposit box, or with a trusted friend or relative.

Learn more about financial preparedness: ready.gov/financial-preparedness

#FinancialCapabilityMonth #FinancialLiteracy

✅ Financial Preparedness Step #3: SAFEGUARD

Consider storing paper copies of important documents at home in a fireproof and waterproof box or safe, in a bank safe deposit box, or with a trusted friend or relative.

Learn more about financial preparedness: ready.gov/financial-preparedness

#FinancialCapabilityMonth #FinancialLiteracy

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/29/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

PA Weather Update 4/29/21: More showers and thunderstorms expected today.A few may produce:🌧️ Isolated localized floodin...
04/29/2021

PA Weather Update 4/29/21: More showers and thunderstorms expected today.

A few may produce:
🌧️ Isolated localized flooding
🌬️ Isolated damaging wind

SAFETY TIPS:
✅ Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date weather information
✅ Have several ways to get warnings (TV, NOAA radio, mobile alerts at bit.ly/Alert-PA, etc.)
✅ Make sure you have a home emergency kit with things like flashlights and extra batteries, in case of a power outage

⏭️ UP NEXT: Strong winds expected Friday into Friday night (4/30)

#PAWX

After this morning's showers, more showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe and produce damaging and gusty winds. Visit weather.gov/ctp for updates for your specific location. #PAwx | 4/29/21 @ 6AM

PEMA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the regional vaccination clinic (RVC) at the Bryce Jordan ...
04/29/2021

PEMA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the regional vaccination clinic (RVC) at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus in Centre County will resume operations as scheduled TODAY, Thursday, April 29.

Starting April 29, those who go to the RVC can choose between the two-dose Moderna vaccine and the single-dose J&J vaccine.

While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open to everyone, regardless of county of residence.

“Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for anyone who wants to get vaccinated by offering both Moderna and J&J and not requiring an appointment,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “I would encourage anyone in Centre County and the surrounding area to take advantage of this opportunity to make an appointment, or walk in to get their vaccine.”

🔗 Make your appointment online: pema.trackmyvaccine.com
📱 Make your appointment by phone: 1-844-545-3450
ℹ️ Learn more from the news release: bit.ly/3sYcedR

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PEMA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the regional vaccination clinic (RVC) at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus in Centre County will resume operations as scheduled TODAY, Thursday, April 29.

Starting April 29, those who go to the RVC can choose between the two-dose Moderna vaccine and the single-dose J&J vaccine.

While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open to everyone, regardless of county of residence.

“Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for anyone who wants to get vaccinated by offering both Moderna and J&J and not requiring an appointment,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “I would encourage anyone in Centre County and the surrounding area to take advantage of this opportunity to make an appointment, or walk in to get their vaccine.”

🔗 Make your appointment online: pema.trackmyvaccine.com
📱 Make your appointment by phone: 1-844-545-3450
ℹ️ Learn more from the news release: bit.ly/3sYcedR

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare

Get your #COVID19 vaccine at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center! Appointments are encouraged, but WALK INS ARE WELCOME. Ch...
04/28/2021
TrackMyVaccines

Get your #COVID19 vaccine at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center! Appointments are encouraged, but WALK INS ARE WELCOME. Choose the single-dose J&J or two-dose Moderna vaccine.

📅 HOURS OF OPERATION:
Thursday, April 29: 12-8 PM
Friday, April 30: 12-8 PM
Saturday, May 1: 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday, May 2: 9 AM-5 PM
Monday, May 3: 12-8 PM

🔗 Make your appointment online: pema.trackmyvaccine.com
📱 Make your appointment by phone: 1-844-545-3450
ℹ️ Learn more: bit.ly/3sYcedR

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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/28/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

We have real-life superheroes in PA – the frontline workers who care for and support our communities during the pandemic...
04/28/2021

We have real-life superheroes in PA – the frontline workers who care for and support our communities during the pandemic and every day.

#SuperHeroDay #PAproud

We have real-life superheroes in PA – the frontline workers who care for and support our communities during the pandemic and every day.

#SuperHeroDay #PAproud

04/28/2021

Wednesday will be just as warm if not warmer than Tuesday, but with cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe and produce damaging hail and gusty winds. Go to weather.gov/ctp for updates. #PAwx | 4/28/21 @ 6AM

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Join PEMA, PA Banking and Securities, and Pennsylvania Treasurer for a conversation about how to put t...
04/27/2021

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Join PEMA, PA Banking and Securities, and Pennsylvania Treasurer for a conversation about how to put together your own financial first aid kit.

ℹ️ WHAT: Emergency Preparedness for Your Money Webinar
📅 WHEN: Noon on Wednesday, April 28
📍 WHERE: Registration is not required. Get the link by clicking the April 28 Webinar Calendar Item here: bit.ly/FinancialCapWeb

#FinancialCapabilityMonth

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Join PEMA, PA Banking and Securities, and Pennsylvania Treasurer for a conversation about how to put together your own financial first aid kit.

ℹ️ WHAT: Emergency Preparedness for Your Money Webinar
📅 WHEN: Noon on Wednesday, April 28
📍 WHERE: Registration is not required. Get the link by clicking the April 28 Webinar Calendar Item here: bit.ly/FinancialCapWeb

#FinancialCapabilityMonth

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/27/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Today begins National Work Zone Awareness Week! ⚠️ The week highlights the critical importance of safe driving through w...
04/26/2021
Work Zone Safety

Today begins National Work Zone Awareness Week! ⚠️ The week highlights the critical importance of safe driving through work zones. This year's theme is: “Drive safe. Work safe. Save lives.”

In addition, changes to Pennsylvania's Move Over Law go into effect tomorrow, April 27, 2021. The law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching an emergency response area.

Updates to the law include:
⚠️ New point system for violators and fine of $500 for first-time offenders, $1,000 for a second offense, and $2,000 plus 90-day license suspension for a third or subsequent offense
⚠️ Drivers must change lanes or slow down when approaching disabled vehicles when at least two emergency displays, such as vehicle hazard lamps, road flares, and/or cones or caution signs are present

🔗 Work Zone Safety: bit.ly/3eBlzTO
🔗 Move Over Law: bit.ly/3sy8nFh

#NWZAW #MoveOverSlowDown

Each year when the weather improves, Pennsylvanians and travelers through the state can anticipate seeing many work zones. While PennDOT and its industry partners are busy improving the 40,000 miles of roadway and 25,000 bridges in its care, we urge motorists to keep safety in mind.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/26/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Just Drive - Work Zone Smart
04/26/2021
Just Drive - Work Zone Smart

Just Drive - Work Zone Smart

PennDOT's "Just Drive: Work Zone Smart," video is the department's latest effort to encourage work zone safety.The video aims to educate young drivers on the...

You love your pet, so make sure you have supplies for them in your family emergency kit! 🐾❤️Learn more: ready.gov/pets#P...
04/25/2021

You love your pet, so make sure you have supplies for them in your family emergency kit! 🐾❤️

Learn more: ready.gov/pets

#PetParentsDay #PetPreparedness #ReadyPA

You love your pet, so make sure you have supplies for them in your family emergency kit! 🐾❤️

Learn more: ready.gov/pets

#PetParentsDay #PetPreparedness #ReadyPA

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
04/23/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

How’s this for a little #FeelGoodFriday? ☀️
04/23/2021

How’s this for a little #FeelGoodFriday? ☀️

🌄Those summer nights....🌄
Tonight's sunset in State College: 8PM
Next sunset before 8PM: August 22nd
#PAwx
Friday 4/23 @ 10:30AM

📢 Read the April 2021 #ReadyPA newsletter! Learn about these preparedness topics and more:💰 Financial capability and lit...
04/23/2021
Ready PA Newsletter

📢 Read the April 2021 #ReadyPA newsletter! Learn about these preparedness topics and more:

💰 Financial capability and literacy
⛈️ PA severe weather awareness
🌪️ Know your tornado terms

Read it: bit.ly/ReadyPA-Monthly
Subscribe: bit.ly/ReadyPA-Subscribe

Every month, Ready PA publishes a newsletter highlighting preparedness and readiness news for the residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read up and be ready!

PEMA today discussed the need for flexible disaster emergency declarations ahead of next month’s primary election when P...
04/22/2021

PEMA today discussed the need for flexible disaster emergency declarations ahead of next month’s primary election when Pennsylvanians will choose whether the commonwealth should continue with its existing disaster declaration process or create a new one.

“These two amendments, if passed, have the potential to drastically impact the ability to effectively respond to and recover from disasters and other emergencies in the future,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “These are not single-issue items nor should these proposed amendments be solely viewed through the lens of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Padfield was joined at today’s press conference by PEMA Deputy Director for Recovery Steve Bekanich. Bekanich worked at for the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency for more than 25 years and served as the county’s emergency management coordinator for eight years.

“As a county emergency management coordinator, I saw how the emergency disaster declaration that was in place for Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 helped cut through the red tape to allow temporary housing to be set up without placing an additional financial burden on people who had already lost everything to the flooding,” said Deputy Director Bekanich. “Being able to request and get state support in a timely manner makes all the difference for a county and its municipalities to protect and help the people we serve.”

Learn more: bit.ly/2Qt3zTz

PEMA today discussed the need for flexible disaster emergency declarations ahead of next month’s primary election when Pennsylvanians will choose whether the commonwealth should continue with its existing disaster declaration process or create a new one.

“These two amendments, if passed, have the potential to drastically impact the ability to effectively respond to and recover from disasters and other emergencies in the future,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “These are not single-issue items nor should these proposed amendments be solely viewed through the lens of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Padfield was joined at today’s press conference by PEMA Deputy Director for Recovery Steve Bekanich. Bekanich worked at for the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency for more than 25 years and served as the county’s emergency management coordinator for eight years.

“As a county emergency management coordinator, I saw how the emergency disaster declaration that was in place for Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 helped cut through the red tape to allow temporary housing to be set up without placing an additional financial burden on people who had already lost everything to the flooding,” said Deputy Director Bekanich. “Being able to request and get state support in a timely manner makes all the difference for a county and its municipalities to protect and help the people we serve.”

Learn more: bit.ly/2Qt3zTz

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