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

West Florida Completes  2007 Fall Season

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first_imgWest Florida Completes  2007 Fall Season Share Oct. 18, 2007PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – West Florida finished the NSU Sharks Invitational on Tuesday in 9th place, out of 18 teams, at the Pro Golf National Squire golf course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The ladies fired a two day total 657, 48 shots behind tournament host Nova Southeastern and 61 strokes shy of tournament winner and the top ranked team in the nation Rollins College.The Argonauts finished the first day in a tie for 9th place after shooting a 327 on the challenging course. They followed that up with a second day total of 330 leaving them in sole possession of 9th place once stroke ahead of University of Indianapolis.Bhavna Shetty was the lone West Florida golfer to place in the top 20 with a two day total of 156. Shetty placed 15th, out of 89 golfers, for the tournament shooting a 78 both days good for a +15. She finished 16 shots behind event winner Laura Fourdraine of Rollins.Meaghan Gulliksen finished the tournament in 31st place with a +21 combined score. The freshman opened the tournament with an 85, but turned it around on the second day shooting the Argonauts best round during the tournament with a 77, giving her a two day total 162.Teammates Tara Steakin and Natalia Espinosa finished three strokes apart in 50th and 55th place respectively. After the first day Espinosa was ahead of her teammate by two strokes after shooting an 81, but was unable to keep up the momentum shooing a second day 90 leaving her with a 170 on her scorecard. Steakin shot an 83 on the first day and an 85 on the second.Rachel Christ rounded out the participating Argonauts. The senior shot a two day total 182, 85 on the first day and 97 on the second.This tournament concludes the fall season for the Argonauts. They next compete at the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. on February 8-10. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more