State Continues to Monitor Forecast of Heavy Rains, Flash Flooding

first_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said that state agencies continue to monitor the forecast for scattered strong storms that could bring significant amounts of rain and flooding in isolated areas across southcentral, northcentral, and eastern Pennsylvania through late Wednesday.“The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies are in constant contact and keeping me apprised of the consequences of the heavy rain, such as flash flooding and road closures,” Gov. Wolf. “Safety is always my number one goal and state and local emergency officials are doing all that they can to ensure Pennsylvanians are informed, aware, and safe.”Specifically, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is working with Schuylkill County officials in response to a request for four high clearance vehicles to assist with flooding in the county. Personnel with the PA Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team are on ready status for the next 36-48 hours. The teams are based in Johnstown and Ft. Indiantown Gap.Pennsylvanians are encouraged to follow ReadyPA on Twitter @ReadyPA and Facebook for the latest on the weather and how to prepare, and motorists can check road conditions on over 40,000 miles of roadway at 511PA.com.PennDOT cautions motorists to remember to never drive through flooded roadways, as it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 23, 2018center_img State Continues to Monitor Forecast of Heavy Rains, Flash Floodinglast_img read more

Baldwinsville boys swimmers knock off J-D/CBA in opener

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys swimming Schultz went from there to winning the 200 individual medley in 2:10.58 as Quinn Gruppe was second in 2:21.38. Later, in the 100 breaststroke, Schultz tore to a time of 1:01.64, more than six seconds ahead of J-D/CBA’s Nathan Chen.As for Ludden, he swept the sprints, going 23.65 seconds to beat out the Rams’ Conlan Rourke (23.79) in the 50 freestyle and then winning the 100 freestyle in 52.20 seconds, again with Rourke (52.97) in the runner-up slot.Burns would swim the 100 butterfly in 58.16 seconds to top Chen (1:00.69) as Gruppe was third in 1:01.65. Miranda nearly won the 500 freestyle, his time of 5:25.17 just behind the 5:24.62 from J-D/CBA’s Nate Wales. What the Baldwinsville boys swim team has steadily built has proven remarkable, and the best stuff might still lie ahead.The Bees, intent on contending for both Salt City Athletic Conference and Section III Class A honors this winter, got an impressive opening victory Thursday night, defeating Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA 98-85.It all got going in the 200-yard medley relay, with B’ville seeing the quartet of Bailey Ludden, John Burns, Nick Schultz and Tristan Miranda going one minute, 46.83 seconds to pull away from the Red Rams’ 1:51.76.center_img Another win came in the 100 backstroke, where Aidan Solomon, in 1:07.25, led a top-three Bees sweep that included Brennan Gruppe (1:09.76) and Mason Isbell (1:12.50).Nate Durkin, in 2:01.61, beat out Burns (2:01.85) for second place in the 200 freestyle, but Burns returned in the 400 freestyle relay to help the Bees clinch the team title as he, along with Ludden, Schultz and Miranda, finished in 3:44.24. Quinn Gruppe, Harrison Meyers, Trevor Kantak and Harrison German were second in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:42.53.B’ville is on the road twice more next week, going to West Genesee Wednesday and Weedsport on Friday leading up to a highly-anticipated Dec. 17 home opener against defending league and sectional Class A champion Liverpool.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more