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

COVID curve has not flattened; WV cases zoom to 699

first_img* 26-year-old male from Victorias City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 683) * 53-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 698), OFW * Guimaras – zero As of yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 2,498 individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, bringing the country’s total caseload to 61,266 with 1,643 deaths. * 27-year-old male from Pavia, Iloilo (Patient No. 690), locally stranded individual (LSI) * Antique – 15 * Negros Occidental – 26 On Wednesday, Health secretary Francisco Duque III claimed the Philippines “successfully” flattened the curve of coronavirus infections. He later clarified the country “bent” rather than flattened the curve. Twelve new cases were reported in Region 6 yesterday. These were the following: * 32-year-old male from Pavia, Iloilo (Patient No. 691), LSI * Aklan – six * 37-year-old male from La Castellana, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 693) LSI * 37-year-old male from EB Magalona, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 692), LSI * 53-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 695) ILOILO – Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are rising and the acceleration rate is high, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. A group of experts from the University of the Philippines earlier said the country will reach 60,000 coronavirus cases by the end of July. It later on issued a new study adjusting the projection to at least 70,000 in light of the recent spike in infections. In Western Visayas, DOH yesterday reported the region’s total cases at 699 with 12 deaths. * 37-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 697), OFW Worldwide, the disease has hit over 13.5 million people and killed around 584,000, based on the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 global tracker. “I don’t think nag-flatten. Cases are increasing,” said Defensor, and at a faster rate. * Iloilo Province – 61 * Capiz – six * 30-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 689), repatriated overseas worker * 36-year-old female from Bacolod City (Patient No. 696), OFW * Iloilo City – 46 * Bacolod City – 18 “Sa pag-intindi ko – and I can be wrong – daw madasig-dasig gani kag daku sang increase. Ang acceleration mataas everyday,” said Defensor. “Nationwide, may mga adlaw nga 700 kita (new cases). Mga four weeks ago ara lang sa 300-plus.” * Repatriates – 521 Here’s the breakdown: He shrugged off claims that the country’s COVID-19 case curve has flattened already, or bent. * 52-year-old male from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 694), LSI In this province as of yesterday, COVID-19 cases climbed to 219 (61 indigenous transmissions and 158 repatriates). * 38-year-old female from Balasan, Iloilo (Patient No. 699), LSI/PNlast_img read more

Unique awards for Late Model, Deery drivers highlight Integra’s 10th season as IMCA sponsor

first_imgBoth the first and second place drivers in combined Late Model national and tour point standings receive $350 product certificates from the Coopersville, Mich., manufacturer. COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Integra Racing Shocks continues a unique program of awards for Late Model and Deery Brothers Sumer Series drivers in 2019, its 10th season as an IMCA sponsor. IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers also earn Integra awards based on regional or national point standings.  Information about the complete line of Integra shocks, springs and accessories is available at the www.integrashocksandsprings.com website, by calling 800 472-2464 and on Facebook. “Integra Racing Shocks has a long history of involvement with IMCA,” said Marketing Coordinator Anna Daugherty. “We are happy to continue that tradition in 2019 with awards for the competitors who support our products.”  Integra awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.center_img “It is always great to see the wide variety of drivers that Integra recognizes and this year it may be even more diverse with the expanded Late Model geography,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are excited to get the season underway.” Certificates good for $350, $250 and $150 go to top three eligible drivers in each of the five re­gions for Modifieds, both Stock Car regions and both Hobby Stock regions, and to top three driv­ers in national Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings.  Drivers in all six divisions must compete with four Integra shocks and springs, display two Integra decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligi­ble. Third and fourth place drivers in combined points each get $250 product certificates and fifth and sixth place drivers both earn $150 product certificates.last_img read more

FA chief voices security concerns ahead of England vs Wales clash

first_imgThe head of English football says he has “serious concerns” about the security arrangements for England’s match against Wales in the European Championship on Thursday.The match will be played in the northern city of Lens, which is only 30 kilometers (around 20 miles) from Lille, where Russia will take on Slovakia the day before.There were violent clashes between fans of England and Russia in Marseille last week, and UEFA has threatened the countries with potential expulsion from the tournament if there is more fighting among supporters.In a letter to UEFA, Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke has urged the body to bring together the policing authorities in Lens and Lille and put a “coordinated and effective plan in place.”Dyke says “we are working with all of the authorities and UEFA to do everything we can to avoid a repeat.”The British government has told England and Wales fans to stay away from Lille and Lens if they don’t have tickets for the European Championship soccer match between the teams.The British government’s updated travel advice says fans headed to northern France “are advised to be cautious and those without tickets for the match should avoid Lille and Lens during this period.”last_img read more