Governor Wolf Highlights Restore Pennsylvania Plan to Help Columbia County with Flood Protection

first_imgGovernor Wolf Highlights Restore Pennsylvania Plan to Help Columbia County with Flood Protection March 07, 2019 Infrastructure,  Restore Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined state Representative David Millard and other Columbia County officials today to highlight the need for additional funding to improve flood protection and disaster recovery in Bloomsburg and throughout the region.“We’ve seen the damage that flood waters can do here in Bloomsburg and in communities across Pennsylvania. Each time the waters rise there is enormous costs to repair homes, businesses and lives,” said Governor Wolf. “Each disaster is a painful reminder that our old infrastructure must be updated to handle changing weather and new development. Communities like Bloomsburg are struggling to fund the high cost of flood control projects to keep people safe.“My Restore Pennsylvania plan will provide funding to help towns and cities upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and take other steps to combat flooding. Restore Pennsylvania will also help homeowners put their lives back together after severe storms by establishing a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that FEMA will not fund.”To achieve these goals, Governor Wolf announced a bold infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including High Speed Internet Access, Storm Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, Downstream Manufacturing, Business Development, and Energy Infrastructure, Demolition, Revitalization, and Renewal, and Transportation Capital Projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.In Bloomsburg, the governor joined Rep. Millard for a tour of flood prone areas in the community, then meet with local leaders at the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds. The governor highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania could help the community’s efforts to protect more homes and businesses from the risk of flooding.“Restore Pennsylvania represents the most comprehensive approach to flood control and stream restoration in years for Columbia County,” said Rep. David Millard. “This is a tremendous opportunity to invest more state funding into projects that prevent flooding so we can protect more of our homes and businesses and potentially save lives.”Storm Preparedness and Disaster RecoveryCritical Flood Control InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Helping Families RebuildRestore Pennsylvania will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Water Cut Off This Week For a Short Period of Time

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOn Thursday, water will be shut off from 2:30 pm until 3 pm in downtown Alpena. The water system will be shut down before the upcoming 3rd Avenue project.Third Avenue from White Street to Lewis Street will be affected, as well as Dunbar Street from Third Avenue, to Second Avenue. Please prepare your water needs before the water is cut off.When water is restored, refrain from drinking, doing laundry, washing dishes or food preparation, as water may be discolored.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Water Shut OffContinue ReadingPrevious Coffee with a Cop Encourages Positive Connections Between Local Law Enforcement and the CommunityNext PNC Awards Grant to Alpena Childcare Centerlast_img read more

Jon Gruden told Raiders players he had COVID-19 to teach them a lesson

first_imgWhile Gruden’s intentions might have been OK, his method of getting the message across was questionable. NFL Network correspondent Mike Garafolo’s overwhelmingly positive spin of the incident was odd, too.One more on the #Raiders from Inside Training Camp on @nflnetwork: Jon Gruden’s attempt to “crush” COVID-19 included assistant Rich Bisaccia tricking the players into thinking Gruden had coronavirus. But it wasn’t a mean-spirited prank. There was a serious message behind it.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 5, 2020It would be interesting to get the inside perspective of players on the call to determine how Gruden’s strategy was actually perceived. The Raiders are having another bizarre offseason despite most of their activities taking place virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Last week, coach Jon Gruden had special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia lie to players on a video call by telling them Gruden had been hospitalized with the coronavirus. It was an apparent ploy to get them to take the illness seriously. MORE: Full NFL opt-out listThe upcoming season will be the Raiders’ first in Las Vegas. They are still trying to replicate their 2016 success (12-4 record, wild-card berth) while hedging their bets on quarterback Derek Carr with the signing of Marcus Mariota. Carr was excellent in that campaign but suffered a late-season injury and hasn’t been regarded the same since then.The Raiders are slated to make their Vegas debut in Week 2 against the Saints.last_img read more