December 02, 2016 Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for federal disaster assistance to reimburse state agencies, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with significant flash flooding in Bradford, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties on Oct. 21, 2016.“This flooding caused considerable damage to state and local infrastructure, and the financial impact would have caused significant strain on the communities and their economies,” said Governor Wolf. “This assistance will make a big difference in these communities that simply cannot absorb the cost of repairs.”The overall estimated total costs associated with this major disaster declaration are $33.2 million, which exceeds the commonwealth’s federally-established threshold of $18.1 million. Federal reimbursement will cover up to 75 percent of county costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged public infrastructure, equipment rentals, materials, search and rescue operations, and opening and operating shelters. It is important to note that total costs may fluctuate as applications for assistance are reviewed at both the state and federal levels.Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Federal Disaster Funding for October Flooding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Update (6:54 p.m.)Wednesday evening storms caused minor damage in Ripley County. Trees were reported down west of Napoleon on C.R. 725 near Millhousen and Brownstown Road.The thunderstorms were accompanied by moderate winds and pea-sized hail.Update (6:01 p.m.)A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeastern Decatur County until 6:15 p.m.Locations impacted include Milhousen and New PointUpdate (5:50 p.m.)A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the majority of the listening area.The National Weather Service issued the warning for Ripley, Dearborn and Franklin counties until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Storm hazards include large hail and winds up to 60 mph.A severe thunderstorm warning for western Decatur County and southern Rush County is set to expire at 6:00 p.m. WednesdayStay tuned to Country 103.9 WRBI and wrbiradio.com for the latest severe weather information.First Report (2:25 p.m.)Showers and storms are moving through the region this afternoon and into the evening hours.The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire listening area until 9 p.m. Wednesday.Thunderstorms are developing this afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front. The storms have the potential to become severe with the main threat being damaging winds and large hail. The storm system has the potential to spawn an isolated tornado.A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds.WRBI will releases up-to-date weather information on-air and online.
Alec Faulkner | Daily TrojanThe Rev. Cecil L. Murray, the John R. Tansey chair of Christian ethics in the School of Religion, discusses his experiences as pastor of an 18,000-person church in Doheny Library on Tuesday. Murray, who played a key role during the Los Angeles riots, signed his book Twice Tested By Fire: A Memoir of Faith and Service after the event.