Governor’s Office Statement on the Untethered JLENS Aerostat Over Pennsylvania

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first_img PSA,  Statement Updated: October 28, 2015, 4:26 PMPosted: October 28, 2015, 2:19 PMHarrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf’s administration continues to work with federal, state and local authorities to secure the J-LENS aerostat equipment. Federal authorities and local emergency management personnel have confirmed the aerostat is contained and no longer moving in Montour County.Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Pennsylvania National Guard will continue to assist authorities to secure the area and the downed equipment. These agencies will continue to be on scene to secure the area and ask all residents to remain away from the scene.Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, PSP and the National Guard worked closely with local emergency management agencies from Schuylkill, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming Counties and numerous federal agencies to track the balloon throughout the afternoon.The tether attached to the aircraft caused widespread power outages across Pennsylvania. PPL Electric reports that the damage appears most extensive in Columbia and Schuylkill counties. PEMA has been in contact with PPL and continues monitor power outages along the path of the balloon.PEMA is continuing to provide equipment and logistical support to both local and federal agencies to bring the event to a close. There were approximately 30,000 residents without power at the peak of outages and approximately 15,000 remain without power at latest update from PPL.The state Department of Health and Public Utility Commission (PUC) provide the following safety information and tips during power outages:Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Some people try to power their homes using generators, which can release carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is released from many types of equipment, builds up in closed spaces, and is poisonous to breathe. Never use a generator in your home or attached garage, and do not connect it directly to your home’s wiring, which can be dangerous for crews attempting to restore power in your area. Leave your home immediately and call 9-1-1 if your carbon monoxide detector sounds. Get medical help right away if you are dizzy, light headed or nauseous.Never use candles or any open flame to light your home when the power goes out, because they can cause fires. It is recommended that you use battery-operated flashlights.Prevent electrical injuries. Never touch a fallen power line or drive through standing water if power lines are in the water. Electrical wires on the ground may be “live” and could hurt or kill you, so stay at least 30 feet away. Avoid contact with overhead power lines while cleaning up after the storm and call the power company to report any fallen power lines. Be aware that downed lines that are de-energized can become re-energized.Make sure food is safe. If the electricity in your home has been off for long periods of time, throw away any food that can spoil, like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, leftovers, etc. When in doubt, throw it out!Natural gas customers should immediately leave a home or building if they smell gas inside. Once safely outside, call 9-1-1 or your gas company. Never use a cell phone or any electrical device inside a building if the odor of natural gas is present. Do not smoke or use lighters, and do not attempt to re-enter a building until it’s been cleared by emergency or utility officials. Never attempt to re-light a pilot light.Contact information for all electric power companies in Pennsylvania – including hotlines for reporting downed power lines – is available from the PUC at http://www.puc.state.pa.us/consumer_info/electricity/electric_companies_suppliers.aspx.Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Office released the following statement regarding the untethered JLENS aerostat over Pennsylvania:“The Governor’s Office is in communication with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania State Police, the National Guard, and the appropriate authorities with the federal government. We are closely monitoring the situation, and we will work with the appropriate authorities to respond to any resource requests and assist in any way possible.”# # # October 28, 2015 Governor’s Office Statement on the Untethered JLENS Aerostat Over Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Elijah Holyfield set for next level armed with fatherly advice, Georgia grounding

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first_imgEvander, still the only four-time world heavyweight champion, unified both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions in a career that included 44 wins and 29 knockouts.And Elijah looked like a chip off the old block when he showcased a punishing running style in rushing for more than 1,000 yards as a junior at Georgia last year. Let’s GOOOOOOOO! @atlutdA post shared by Elijah Holyfield (@_eholy) on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:59pm PSTThat system may have prepared Holyfield for the on-field aspect of the NFL, but, by his own admission, he has had to learn to cope with the added off-field scrutiny.A disappointing 40-yard dash time of 4.78 seconds at the NFL Combine raised concerns over a lack of breakaway speed — though that was not evident at college — and Holyfield has had to try and shut out the subsequent negativity.”I’ve faced a lot of criticism over the last couple of months,” he admitted.”It’s just trying to block everybody out. It’s easier to block it out when you’re playing on a team — it’s criticism on a team so you can get with your teammates and take it all together and bounce back together.”Now it’s you individually at this point. You don’t really have anyone to lean on as far as somebody going through the exact same thing as you.”I’ve talked to some of my old teammates that have been through this process. I’ve spoken to my parents, but I feel like it’s something that you really have to get through on your own because no matter what anybody says, if you’re still reading the stuff and you let it get to you, you can’t help them. View this post on Instagram “Always being respectful off the field.”However, like most sportsmen, the Holyfields have a different mindset when it comes to approaching their chosen discipline. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Jets ‘determined’ to trade No. 3 overall pick, report says View this post on Instagramcenter_img Told you I’m real and I’m in it.A post shared by Elijah Holyfield (@_eholy) on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:34am PST”When it’s time for showtime, he was probably the meanest man in the world,” Elijah said of his dad. “I think I learned some of the stuff that I am now from him.”It is on the gridiron, rather than in the ring, that running back Elijah Holyfield hopes to establish his own legacy.Though he fought in both taekwondo and boxing as a youngster, the NFL was his true passion and former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was his idol.Holyfield enrolled at Georgia in 2016 but had to bide his time for two years while future NFL backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb were on the roster.With Rams star Todd Gurley, an MVP candidate last season, having also come through the same system, Georgia has established a reputation for producing fine NFL backs — a tradition Holyfield is keen to continue.”I think it’s a mindset,” he said.”We’re all labeled as one thing when we come in. By the time we move out we become complete backs because you compete with guys who are better at certain things than you.”There’s no running back at Georgia that’s the best at everything so you have to always continue to work on a different part of your game and by the time you leave you’re a full-rounded back. I think the competition helps a lot.” Elijah Holyfield’s dad may have been an undisputed boxing world champion at two weight classes, but it is the lessons Evander taught his son away from sport that most resonate with the NFL hopeful.”It’s the way you carry yourself in public and stuff like that,” Elijah Holyfield told Omnisport. NFL Draft 2019: Bryce Love’s knee injury reportedly raising red flags for teams “You have to have an understanding of yourself and become mentally strong and move past that.”Ultimately, though, as his dad will no doubt tell him, it is actions that speak louder than words, and Elijah Holyfield will only get a chance to silence the naysayers once he sets foot on an NFL field.”I wish the draft was yesterday,” he said. “I do not like waiting like this. I’m ready to see what happens.”last_img read more