Swatara Township EMA

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Operating as usual

More showers are expected tonight.  With those showers are the chance for some severe weather!
05/04/2021

More showers are expected tonight. With those showers are the chance for some severe weather!

Tuesday, May 4 @ 1245pm: We are still expecting showers and storms to develop over the area this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center's updated severe weather outlook shows that isolated severe storms are possible, with the primary threats being from damaging winds and hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, primarily over southeastern PA.

04/23/2021

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Swatara Township 8th Annual Earth Day Clean-up

Saturday, April 24, 2021 meeting at 29th and Paxton Street, behind McDonald's at 9:00am to 10:30am.

Lunch will be served by the Swatara Township Police Department at 11:00am at the Vanatta Park, 4800 Derry Street.
There will be a Clean-up at Vanatta Park from 10:30am until Noon.

Tools, Trashbags, Safety Vests and Gloves will be provided by Swatara Township.

*If you are doing a local neighborhood clean up in Swatara Township, you are invited to stop by for lunch. Please return Township tools and unused trash bags to the Vanatta Park location by Noon.

#swatarastrong
#EarthDay2021

Are you interested in helping your community and making a difference?  Swatara Twp. EMA is always looking for motivated ...
04/20/2021

Are you interested in helping your community and making a difference? Swatara Twp. EMA is always looking for motivated individuals to become a part of our team. We will work with you to get the training and experience you need. If you would be interested in becoming a part of our team, or just want more information, Send this page a private message and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Are you interested in helping your community and making a difference? Swatara Twp. EMA is always looking for motivated individuals to become a part of our team. We will work with you to get the training and experience you need. If you would be interested in becoming a part of our team, or just want more information, Send this page a private message and we will be in contact with you shortly.

04/19/2021

From Suez Website

Apr 18, 2021
Updated 4/18/2021 at 4 p.m.

This is an important message from SUEZ.

We have completed the emergency repairs in your area. We appreciate your patience while our crews worked as quickly and safely as possibly to complete the necessary work. We recognize how critical your water service is, especially during this time.

As a result of the work being done, you may notice discolored water.

Running the cold water for several minutes typically clears the lines. Please wait until the water runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes.

Again, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

04/18/2021

There is a water main break in the 4700-blk of Derry Street. Suez Water is on location. We do not have an eta for when the repair will be complete and water will be restored. We will advise when the repair is complete.

The Swatara Twp EMA team is hard at work today.  We are participating in a county wide weather exercise.  Our scenario i...
04/17/2021

The Swatara Twp EMA team is hard at work today. We are participating in a county wide weather exercise. Our scenario includes the typical flooding areas, wind damage, and even a tornado touch down on Evelyn St in Rutherford! We were lucky enough to have an amazing lunch from Chambers Hill Fire Company and a visit from K9 Kix!

Its a beautiful day out, but Wednesday is looking cold and gloomy.
03/30/2021

Its a beautiful day out, but Wednesday is looking cold and gloomy.

1040 AM EDT 30 March 2021: A nice day today, rain Wednesday, then some snow Wednesday night into Thursday. See attached map.

Rutherford Fire Company
03/24/2021

Rutherford Fire Company

A Note to our Lawnton Neighbors, The Rutherford Fire Company will be having a Pop Up Barbecue on Weds March 31st We will be serving Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Fries, (or chips) from 5:30 until gone or 7:00 p.m. Stop by for a bit to eat, Everything will be packaged to go. As a Thank You for your Support, Everything will be FREE...
WE WILL BE SETTING UP ON ERIE RD BETWEEN 50TH AND HARVEST...

*****IGNORE THE FORECAST FOR WEDS. WE ARE STILL SETTING UP. STOP BY AND TAKE SOMETHING HOME...****🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒

Today is a great day to check your smoke detectors
03/14/2021

Today is a great day to check your smoke detectors

Swatara Police Department
03/04/2021

Swatara Police Department

On March 3rd, 2021, the Swatara Township Police Department held a virtual Awards Ceremony to recognize several police officers and two civilians. Chief Darrell Reider and Swatara Township Board President, Commissioner Tom Connolly, recognized multiple officers for acts of Heroism, Merit, and Distinguished Service.

One officer in particular received the Department's highest award, the Medal of Valor. Detective Sergeant Ashley Baluh received this prestigious award for her actions during an incident that occurred on route 283 during the morning of January 31, 2021. On that date, a male had taken his 8 month old child away from his mother, and was driving recklessly through the Harrisburg area. Eventually, the vehicle he was driving rolled onto its side along the shoulder of 283 and was immediately surrounded by several police officers. Fearing for the safety of the infant, Det. Sgt. Baluh removed her ballistic vest and climbed into the vehicle to protect the child, while the male suspect was still inside of the vehicle. Because of her quick and selfless action, she was able to clear the baby's mouth of broken glass and safely remove him from the vehicle. Several other officers received awards in regards to this incident, including officers from Lower Swatara Township, Highspire Borough, and the Pennsylvania State Police. All of the involved officers also received Proclamations of Heroism from the Swatara Township Board of Commissioners and Commendatory Certificates from State Representative Thomas Mehaffie.

Four Swatara Township Officers received the Department's 2nd highest award, the Medal of Heroism. Recipients of this award were Cpl. Tim Bloss, K-9 J.T., Ofc. Anthony Glass, and Ofc. Ryan Flenke. These officers were involved in a traffic stop along I-83 South at 4:42 in the morning on December 20, 2020. During the stop, one of the occupants fought with officers and fled across the southbound lanes and into the northbound lanes. Officers seized him in the northbound lanes where he continued to resist, resulting in the deployment of K-9 J.T. The Officers worked to gain control of the suspect while tractor trailers and other northbound vehicles quickly drove through the location, narrowly missing all parties involved. Fortunately, the suspect was successfully taken into custody and removed from the highway.

Citizens Mr. Wayne Scott and Mr. Mark Beatty were also recognized during the ceremony for their years of honorable service as members of the Police-Citizen Advisory Council. Their service helped to ensure the exchange of information and ideas between members of the community and the Police Department.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients!! Thank you for your service!!

Just when you thought the snow was melting away for good, more is on the way tonight.  It looks like accumulations will ...
02/26/2021

Just when you thought the snow was melting away for good, more is on the way tonight. It looks like accumulations will be minimal but still could lead to a tricky commute overnight.

Friday 2/26/2021 @ 2pm | Clouds will thicken into the evening hours with snow and rain spreading into central PA this evening and overnight. Snow should change to rain showers after sunrise Saturday. Here is an estimate of the start time of the precipitation.

US National Weather Service State College PA
02/21/2021

US National Weather Service State College PA

2/21/21 at 5:30am: Heads up for Monday, we're expecting a period of snow starting early Monday morning in the west and spreading east through mid-morning. Snow will end in most places by early afternoon. This will be a quick-moving system and snow will only last 3-6 hours.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
02/20/2021

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Highway Safety Law Awareness Week starts this Sunday! Get ready for 7 days of #PATrafficLaw information to help keep our roads safe. Here's what you can look forward to ⤵
#HSLAW2021 #BeSafePA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Dauphin County.  This is in effect from 1AM Thursday ...
02/17/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Dauphin County. This is in effect from 1AM Thursday to 10AM Friday. 6-9 inches of snow and a glazing of ice is possible.

More snow is on the way for tonight and most of the day Thursday!
02/17/2021

More snow is on the way for tonight and most of the day Thursday!

Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:50 AM | A winter storm watch remains in effect for much of central PA for accumulating snow beginning late tonight and ending Fri morning. Expected amounts range from 2-4 inches in the northwest to 6-9 inches in the southeast. Snow may be heavy at times tomorrow, mainly south of I-80

Theres not much on radar but a drizzle is falling across the area.  Even with the temperature above freezing, untreated ...
02/15/2021

Theres not much on radar but a drizzle is falling across the area. Even with the temperature above freezing, untreated roads and bridges could easily become slippery. Please use caution if you have to be out tonight.

It looks like this will be a mess for the entire state.  The biggest impact for us looks like the potential for icing co...
02/15/2021

It looks like this will be a mess for the entire state. The biggest impact for us looks like the potential for icing conditions during the evening rush hour. Luckily it appears that temperatures will rise overnight.

6:50am 2/15/21

A winter storm will bring snow, sleet, and ice to PA today until tomorrow morning! ❄🧊 The storm will come in two waves:
#1 - this morning light snow and icy mix
...then a lull in precip this afternoon...
#2 - Heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain tonight. Snow rates in NW PA of 1" per hour.

Avoid travel if possible and take precautions if you must drive. Roads may become icy and/or snow covered.

Monday could be a mess!
02/15/2021

Monday could be a mess!

12:45pm 2/14/21
A #winterstorm will impact PA Monday to Tuesday. Snow is likely north of I-80, with a wintry mix between I-80 and I-78, and freezing rain south of I-78. Roads will be slick and travel difficult. Slow down and leave extra space in front of you when driving. #PAwx

If you dont like snow, don't look at this post!  As always we will keep you as updated as we can.
02/13/2021

If you dont like snow, don't look at this post! As always we will keep you as updated as we can.

2/13/21 at 6:45 pm: Confidence is increasing in a significant winter storm Monday into Tuesday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for our northern counties where confidence is highest in heavy snowfall. Farther southeast, sleet, freezing rain and rain will mix in with less snow expected. There is still a lot of uncertainty with how far north and west the icy mix will occur so the gradient between heavy snow and no snow could certainly shift leading up to the storm.

Theres a chance again tonight and into the morning for winter weather.  Snow showers and a mix of ice are possible overn...
02/13/2021

Theres a chance again tonight and into the morning for winter weather. Snow showers and a mix of ice are possible overnight. This could lead to slippery conditions in the morning hours. Please use caution if you are out and about.

Saturday, Feb 13 @ 5:40 AM | Spotty light showers containing a mix of wintry precip are possible across central PA this afternoon into tonight. Although we do not expect widespread impacts, use caution on sidewalks & untreated/elevated surfaces which may become slippery, particularly after dark.

02/13/2021

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 13 at 3:07PM EST until February 14 at 8:00AM EST by NWS State College
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Light freezing drizzle with patchy light snow and sleet. Ice accumulations of a light glaze, and snow and sleet accumulations of less than an inch.
* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...Until 8 AM EST Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Bridges and elevated road surfaces will be most likely to have ice accretions.

More winter weather is expected this weekend!
02/12/2021

More winter weather is expected this weekend!

Fri, Feb 12 @ 7:15 AM 🌨️An active pattern will keep wintry weather in the forecast into next week. Next up will be a period of light wintry mix Sat-Sat night. Snow amounts generally expected to be a coating-2", with a trace of ice possible as well. Stay safe & continue to check for updates here or on weather.gov/ctp/winter

Up to 3 inches is possible this evening and into the early morning. The snow will hopefully wrap up before the morning c...
02/10/2021

Up to 3 inches is possible this evening and into the early morning. The snow will hopefully wrap up before the morning commute. Slow down, take your time, and plan ahead!

10:10am 2/10/2021
More snow on the way! ☃ During these rounds of snow make sure to take travel precautions! Reduce speed and increase following distance while driving. Monitor the snow forecast for your area by visiting www.weather.gov/ctp/winter #PAwx #Snow

Theres a chance for another inch or two of snow late tonight.  This could also make the morning commute slippery.
02/08/2021

Theres a chance for another inch or two of snow late tonight. This could also make the morning commute slippery.

🌥️Temperatures stay below freezing all day.
❄️Light snow begins overnight and continues through midday Tuesday.
⚠️Watch for slippery road conditions during the Tuesday morning commute.
More: www.weather.gov/ctp/briefing
#PAwx
Monday 2/8 @ 12PM

If you happen to be traveling on the Pa Turnpike Sunday
02/07/2021

If you happen to be traveling on the Pa Turnpike Sunday

Beginning at 7 am 2/7/21, the #PATurnpike will implement speed and lane travel restrictions on some sections of the roadway.

Please refer to the below maps and restriction graphics for more information.

For more information:
▶ Check www.511PA.com for the latest road closures & conditions
▶ Follow our travel alerts Twitter feed, @PATurnpikeAlert, www.twitter.com/PATurnpikeAlert

US National Weather Service State College PA
02/06/2021

US National Weather Service State College PA

06 FEB 2021 @ 5:00AM EST: A storm system forecast to move along the eastern seaboard on Sunday will spread accumulating snow into the southern half of central Pennsylvania. Here's a look at the current Watch/Advisory location and roads affected. Check back for updates.

Winter weather is expected again late tonight and into the morning.  A couple inches of snow is possible along with a mi...
02/04/2021

Winter weather is expected again late tonight and into the morning. A couple inches of snow is possible along with a mix of rain and a slight chance of freezing rain.

Morning! Thursday will feature sunshine before clouds roll in this afternoon. A cold front late tonight will bring snow, rain, and a slight chance of freezing rain. A couple inches of snow are possible, especially in the western mountains. Travel safe Friday morning. #PAwx | 2/4/21 @ 5:10AM

As you dig out tonight and tomorrow, please make sure your closest fire hydrant is also dug out.  This will save preciou...
02/02/2021

As you dig out tonight and tomorrow, please make sure your closest fire hydrant is also dug out. This will save precious seconds for firefighters that can make a huge difference.

02/01/2021
Swatara Township

Swatara Township

Reminder: Due to the weather, the Township is under an emergency declaration. During this time please do not travel unless absolutely necessary and stay home. The declaration will be lifted as soon as conditions permit.

Swatara Township
02/01/2021
Swatara Township

Swatara Township

Please allow our public works, police department and first responders to operate safely by please staying off the roads.

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED As of January 31st, at 6 PM, Swatara Township (Harrisburg, PA) is under a declared “Snow & Ice Emergency” in accordance with Township Ordinance 2004-6, §271-49. The following Township Ordinance will be in effect: §271-50 Parking prohibited and driving restricted on snow emergency routes during emergency. After any snow emergency is declared, it shall be unlawful, at any time during the continuance of the emergency, for any person: A. To park a motor vehicle or to allow that vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any snow emergency route designated in §271-51 of this article; or B. To drive any motor vehicle on any such snow emergency route, unless that vehicle is equipped with snow tires [all-season tires] or chains. Vehicles remaining on designated snow emergency routes after 6 PM on January 31st, 2021, may be towed at the owner’s expense, and the owner may be cited for a violation of §271-50 listed above. For information on Snow Emergency Routes click here.

02/01/2021

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 1:02PM EST until February 02 at 5:00AM EST by NWS State College
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.
* WHERE...Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster and York Counties.
* WHEN...Until 5 AM EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will impact the Monday evening commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snowfall is expected to the east of I-83 and US-15.

Snow totals will rise today and overnight.  Roads are very slippery right now. Crews are working round the clock to clea...
02/01/2021

Snow totals will rise today and overnight. Roads are very slippery right now. Crews are working round the clock to clear the snow. Please do not be out unless you absolutely need to be.

2/1/21 at 6 am: Snow will continue today and tonight, then taper off tomorrow morning. Here's a look at additional snowfall amounts expected from the storm. We expect any sleet or freezing rain over the southeast to change back to snow later this morning and afternoon. A band of heavier snow will develop this afternoon over the east and continue into the evening with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour possible.

Heres the latest on commercial vehicle restrictions.  Stay up to date on this, traffic conditions, plow locations and tr...
02/01/2021
511PA

Heres the latest on commercial vehicle restrictions. Stay up to date on this, traffic conditions, plow locations and traffic cams at 511pa.com

All Commercial Vehicles
I-78: I-81 to NJ Line
I-80: I-81 to NJ Line
I-84: I-81 to NY Line
I-380: I-80 to I-81
I-476 PA Turnpike: Lehigh Valley to Pocono
I-81: I-84 to NY Line - NB ONLY
I-81: Exit: PA 6 AND I-84 EAST / I-380 SOUTH / CARBONDALE/MT POCONO { # 187 } - SB ONLY
PA 33: I-78 to I-80
US 22: I-78 to New Jersey State Line

All Commercial Vehicles w/o Chains or ATD Onboard
I-283: PA Turnpike to I-83
I-80: I-99 to I-81
I-83: MD Line to I-81
I-476 PA Turnpike: Pocono to Clarks Summit
I-95 PA Turnpike: I-276 to NJ line
I-276 PA Turnpike: Valley Forge to I-95 connector
I-476 PA Turnpike: Mid County to Lehigh Valley
I-76 PA Turnpike: Carlisle to Valley Forge
I-81: MD Line to I-84 - NB ONLY
I-81: Exit: US 11/TO I-76 TURNPIKE - MIDDLESEX { # 52 } - SB ONLY

Empty Tractor Trailers
I-99: PA Turnpike to I-80
I-80: I-79 to I-99
I-70: PA Turnpike to MD Line
I-95 PA Turnpike: I-276 to NJ line
I-76 PA Turnpike: Breezewood to Valley Forge
I-276 PA Turnpike: Valley Forge to I-95 connector
I-476 PA Turnpike: Mid County to Clarks Summit

Address

599 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA
17111

General information

Craig Powers - EMA Coordinator Dennis Zeller - Deputy Coordinator Andrew Marrs - Deputy Coordinator Jonathan Kibe - Deputy Coordinator

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Our Story

We are always looking for more volunteers willing to spend some time and dedication to make our team work successfully during disasters that impact our township. Some of these disasters include but are not limited to : Nuclear incidents/drills, snow storms, floods, ice storms, wind storms, large fires, major traffic accidents and large gas leaks/spills.

Training is done at our agency and in the local area at the Dauphin County Department of Public Safety, PEMA and FEMA offices. However most hands on learning.

If interested in joining our organization, please contact Craig E. Powers, EMA Director at [email protected].

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