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DATE: April 26, 2016

TO: The Honorable Tom Wolf Governor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

FROM: Richard D. Flinn, Jr. Director, PA Emergency Management Agency


This report covers the period 0600 hours, April 25, 2016, through 0600 hours, April 26, 2016.

STATUS REPORT: (as of 0600 hours)


National Terrorism Advisory System:

There are no current alerts.


State EOC Activation: None

County EOC Activations: None


PA All-Hazards Type-3 Incident Management Team ? Mission Capable PA-Task Force 1 (PA-TF1) ? Urban Search & Rescue ? Mission Capable PA-Task Force 2 (PA-TF2) - Search & Rescue - Mission Capable


Major Road Closures: Power Outage Reports: Telephone Outage Reports:

None As of 0520 hours, 3,682 customers None



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ROAD CLOSURE ? Venango County, 4/26/16 ? A vehicle accident involving two tractor trailers closed Interstate 80 eastbound at exit 35 in Clinton Township. One of the tractor trailers was a car hauler and the second tractor trailer was a class B tanker hauling a half tank of brine water. The brine trailer had a lid that came opened and liquid came out when the truck rolled over. The roadway is closed for clean up operations.

BOILER FAILURE ? Clarion County, 4/21/16 - The boiler system failed at the Clarion County Prison located at 217 Amsler Avenue in Shippenville Borough. The prison requested use of PEMA's portable shower trailer. The request was granted and the equipment delivered to the jail.

CRESCO COMPLEX WILDFIRE ?Monroe County, 4/20/16 ? A series of large wildfires are burning in the area of the Monroe and Pike county line since Wednesday. Several structures have been destroyed including four homes. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is assisting with resource requests for additional staff and bottled water. DCNR is looking to bring in out of state resources from Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, and possibly the New England states. The fire is being referred to as the Cresco Complex Wildfire and approximately 7,059 acres are involved with 35% containment. The spread of the fire currently threatens 287 primary and seasonal homes.

BRUSH FIRE ? Fayette County, 4/18/16 - A large wildfire was reported in the area of 1111 Wirsing School Road in Wharton Township. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) reported that the fire is at 416 acres and nearly contained. As of 4/24/16 the fire was 95% contained. The fire was turned over to the local region who will monitor and patrol it overnight.


ROAD CLOSURE ? Bucks County, 4/25/16 ? A fatal crash involving two commercial vehicles closed Interstate 276 eastbound at mile marker 350 in Bensalem Township. The one trailer was hauling 42,752 pounds of liquid laundry detergent. Some of the detergent spilled onto the road and Lewis Environmental was hired for clean up. The roadway was closed for clean up operations and accident investigation for an extended period of time.

ROAD CLOSURE ? York County, 4/25/16 ? A multiple vehicle accident closed US Route 15 in both directions at mile marker 31.1 in Carroll Township. US Route 15 southbound was opened and closed during the day to facilitate clean up and traffic operations. US Route 15 northbound was closed most of the day until accident clean up and the investigation were complete.


3/23/16 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm which occurred January 22-23, 2016. The designation is FEMA4267-DR.

The President's action makes federal funding available to Commonwealth and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Somerset, Westmoreland, and York counties.


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Delaware: Maryland: New Jersey: New York: Ohio: West Virginia:

No significant events at this time. No significant events at this time. No significant events at this time. No significant events at this time. No significant events at this time. No significant events at this time.

24-hour Projected Weather Statewide:

National Weather Service, 0525 hours, 04/26/16:

Low pressure near Detroit will move east and track along the Pennsylvania and New York border today. This low will push a cold front through the area this afternoon and evening. Preceding this front scattered strong to possibly severe thunderstorms will affect the southeastern half of the state.

The numerous showers along and ahead of the front will bring rainfall amounts of onequarter to perhaps one-half of an inch in some locations.

Highs today will vary from the lower 60s along the northern tier to near 80 degrees in the greater Philadelphia area.

The cold front will slide south of the Mason Dixon Line early tonight followed by gradual clearing late tonight. Lows early Wednesday morning will range from the lower 30s over the North to the mid and upper 40s across far southern Pennsylvania.

A large area of high pressure over south central Canada will ridge southeast across the great lakes and into Pennsylvania Wednesday into Thursday with fair and cooler conditions. Another area of low pressure track south of Pennsylvania Thursday into Friday.




NOTE: The Tropical Weather Outlook is issued by the National Weather Service from June 01 through November 30 with special Outlooks issued at any time as conditions warrant.

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