SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on the weekend’s flooding and Pennsylvania’s response to its effects in areas across the state, especially in the southwest, central, and southeast regions.“The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is working closely with county emergency management personnel to monitor conditions as water levels rise and fall on commonwealth waterways,” Gov. Wolf said. “State agencies are on alert in the event that state resources are needed in order to respond to incidents.”The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA is staffed with additional personnel to monitor conditions and maintain situational awareness.“The barrage of rain and accompanying flooding in many parts of our state is putting a lot of stress and strain on Pennsylvanians,” Gov. Wolf said. “I want to reassure residents and businesses that I and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, local emergency responders, and state agencies are doing everything we can to assist.”PennDOT advised that the numerous roadways affected by flooding will remain closed until water recedes and roads can be checked for any damage. Motorists can see incident alerts – such as closures due to flooding – on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com and clicking “Incidents.” 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.As always, motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roadways. They should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Motorists should be aware of the possibility of flooding throughout the afternoon and evening and be cautious as floodwaters and damaged roads may be more difficult to see at night.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.The PUC continues to monitor utility storm response and outage reports, along with statewide forecasts. Heavy rains continue to cause isolated outages, especially in western and southwestern Pennsylvania.Rain associated with the current weather system will be moving out of Pennsylvania today and into this evening, but the flood threat continues through midweek on rising streams and creeks. Residents should continuously monitor local conditions; be alert for high water.“Thank you to the emergency responders for doing all that they can to help those affected by flooding and to keep people informed and safe,” Gov. Wolf said. “PEMA will work with local municipalities to develop damage assessments and address unmet needs. We continue to urge Pennsylvanians to monitor driving conditions to stay safe throughout the week.” Governor Wolf Provides Update on Weather-Related Flooding Response September 10, 2018
VINTON, Iowa – On the heals of the PRI trade show last week, several clarifications and rule amendments have been made to the IMCA Late Model division for 2019.As announced in November, bump stops will be legal for use in the division; however, “spring” bump stops will not be permitted. All bump stops must be of rubber or a similar material composition.Additionally, spring rubbers will be allowed as well for the 2019 racing season.“Although confusing on the surface, these two issues are separate and will be treated as such during inspection,” stated IMCA President Brett Root.As previously announced, a 604 Chevrolet Performance engine option will be new in 2019.Drivers utilizing a spec engine must run an unaltered one inch carburetor spacer. The approved spacer is the Governor spacer no. 100 125000 with four .95-inch restrictors, no. 100-125095.“The restrictor plate on the spec engines will be a work in progress throughout 2019, We’re reviewing dyno numbers as this release is being produced,” said Root. “We’ll do our best to monitor the on-track performance of the two engines options and make the best decisions possible as the season progresses. Joe Hayes and Randy Anderson will be actively involved in those decisions”Hayes was recently named the Late Model Division Director while Anderson remains the Late Model Division Competition Director.“I’m confident in both Joe and Randy and I think the IMCA Late Model division has taken some very good steps in the right direction this off-season,” stated Root.As announced last month, door plates are now mandatory for the division. The plates can be securely welded or bolted to the outside of driver side door bars and must maintain a minimum size of 16” by 26.”Rules for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season will be the same as those in place for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.2019 rules are posted on the IMCA website and will be published in the December issue of Inside IMCA. Next year’s tentative Deery Series schedule is to be announced later this month.
Rebounding from an opening game loss, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won four straight to capture the Kootenay Conference Championship Monday in Creston with a 6-2 win over the Thunder Cats.The Hawks win the best-of-seven Conference Series 4-1 and now advance to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship beginning Friday against the Kamloops Storm.Kamloops, the KIJHL regular season champs, swept 100 Mile House Wranglers 4-0 in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference series.The first two games of the series are in Kamloops before the series shifts to Beaver Valley for Games three and four, March 31 and April 1. If necessary the remaining games are set for April 3 (Kamloops), April 4 (Fruitvale) and April 6 (Kamloops).Braden Fuller scored once and added two assists to power the Nitehawks past the Eddie Mountain Champs from Creston.The Thunder Cats won the opener of the series 5-4.But the Hawks stole Game two 6-3 before sweeping the rest of the series by a combined score of 17-7.The KIJHL champion advances to the Cyclone Taylor Cup, set for April 10-13 in Nelson.In other KIJHL news:The Grand Forks Border Bruins are proud to announce that forward Jackson Purvis has committed to play hockey for the Bethel University Royals during the 2014/15 season. Bethel is a NCAA Division III program located in St Paul, Minnesota. Purvis captained the Border Bruins this past season, and is a two time Team MVP and 2012/13 Neil Murdoch Division Most Sportsmanlike Player. Purvis tallied 50 goals and 61 assists for 111 points in 82 games.