susquehanna river overlooking harrisburg pa

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Susquehanna River
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Harrisburg, PA
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Susquehanna River Conditions

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Primary (ft)

  • Action : 11 ft
  • Minor : 17 ft
  • Moderate : 20 ft
  • Major : 23 ft

Secondary (kcfs)

  • Action : Not Set
  • Minor : Not Set
  • Moderate : Not Set
  • Major : Not Set

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Forecast Issued: Jan 22, 2022 09:24 AM -0500

Recent

Recent Category: Normal
Recent Projected Forecast Available: 6.5 ft
Recent Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 65.9 kcfs
Recent Projected Forecast Time: Jan 23, 2022 07:00 AM -0500

Highest

Highest Category: Normal
Highest Projected Forecast Available: 6.5 ft
Highest Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 65.9 kcfs
Highest Projected Forecast Time: Jan 23, 2022 07:00 PM -0500

Last

Last Category: Normal
Last Projected Forecast Available: 6.5 ft
Last Projected Forecast Available (Secondary): 65.9 kcfs
Last Projected Forecast Time: Jan 25, 2022 07:00 AM -0500


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Site Info for Harrisburg: USGS ID: 01570500

FEMA Latest News - Region III

FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit Supports COVID Testing and Vaccinations in Philadelphia

FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit Supports COVID Testing and Vaccinations in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently deployed staff and a Mobile Vaccination Unit, a self-contained vaccination center on wheels, and staff to support the City of Philadelphia’s pandemic fight.

These FEMA resources will support mobile vaccinations in hard-hit communities throughout the city and a central vaccination location in partnership with Philadelphia’s Black Doctor’s Consortium (BDC) through mid-February. Over the past year, BDC’s mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination operation have broken down many barriers supporting tests and vaccinations for thousands of Philadelphians throughout many historically unreserved communities.

FEMA clinical and administrative staff will support BDC’s efforts out of their Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity (ASHE Center) in North Philadelphia. The ASHE Center provides an array of primary and pediatric care, along with COVID-19 testing and vaccines since its opening in October 2021. Additionally, FEMA staff and the Mobile Vaccination Unit will support BDC’s partnership with the Philadelphia School District, providing mobile vaccination capabilities at school facilities throughout the city.

“FEMA has worked with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and Philadelphia Department of Public Health from the beginning of the pandemic. We continue to support the Commonwealth and City on this vital mission through a unique, community focused partnership to assist with equitable vaccine delivery,” said FEMA Region 3 Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney. “FEMA understands the disproportionate impact that disasters, like the pandemic, have on many communities. The added staff and logistics capabilities this federal support brings to Philadelphia will expand access to vaccination and testing in some of the city’s hardest hit areas.”

The mobile vaccination sites will be able to provide up to several hundred vaccinations per day, with both Black Doctor’s Consortium and FEMA contracted clinical staff delivering shots in arms. FEMA non-clinical staff, supporting the operations administrative needs and logistics, will free up BDC’s medical personnel to focus more efforts on clinical roles. 

This operation kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day on for the FEMA staff supporting this mission. FEMA staff supported BDC’s COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at the ASHE Center, as well as testing at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day event at Girard College. Black Doctor’s Consortium clinical staff were able to provide hundreds of COVID-19 tests at both events with the enhanced capabilities provided by the addition of federal staff.

"Black Doctor's Consortium has always gone to areas where people live, work, worship and play. With children, you go to school, which is why we partnered with the School District of Philadelphia," said Dr. Ala Stanford, BDC's founder and CEO. "Our children are significantly impacted by the virus at higher rates than previously seen during the pandemic. For the first time since the pandemic started, we've seen more children hospitalized and becoming seriously ill from COVID. By educating our students and families, we are helping them to make informed decisions, working to keep our children safe, and ensuring that schools can safely stay open for in-person learning."

“For the last year, FEMA has been a key partner in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. “This mobile vaccine unit is more evidence that the power of private, local, and federal partnerships can address critical needs in under-resourced areas. We welcome FEMA’s support and look forward to continued efforts to fight the pandemic.”

Previous FEMA support to the pandemic fight in Philadelphia was resoundingly successful. Between March and June of 2021, FEMA supported two large scale community vaccination centers in Philadelphia, accounting for more than 350,000 vaccinations and nearly a quarter of all vaccinations given in the city during that time. In addition to directly supporting shots in arms, FEMA supported the City of Philadelphia with extensive outreach efforts in vulnerable communities, including deploying street teams to canvass local commercial corridors and community centers, speaking engagements and trusted messenger tours with community and faith-based organizations, partnering with disability advocacy organizations and health care providers, and partnering with public transit agencies to mitigate transportation barriers to vaccine accessibility.

This most recent deployment to Philadelphia is in addition to a federally supported COVID-19 testing site located at the Cibotti Recreation Center in Southwest Philadelphia. The site is operated by a testing contractor coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control’s Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program and can administer more than 500 tests per day in support of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s city-wide testing operation.

Earlier in January, FEMA responded to a request from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the deployment of federal medical assistance teams, comprised of Department of Defense medical providers, to add medical staff capabilities to key regional hospital systems.   

For more information on BDC’s testing and vaccination schedules, visit: www.bdccares.com

For more information on the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, including the federally supported testing site, visit: www.phila.gov/covid

A FEMA Mobile Vaccination Units arrived in Philadelphia on January 15th. These self-contained vaccination centers can be set up anywhere in support of local partners. The Philadelphia MVU will bring vaccination capabilities closer to the communities and people that need them, reducing some of the barriers to vaccinations.

A FEMA Mobile Vaccination Units arrived in Philadelphia on January 15th. These self-contained vaccination centers can be set up anywhere in support of local partners. The Philadelphia MVU will bring vaccination capabilities closer to the communities and people that need them, reducing some of the barriers to vaccinations. 

FEMA Corps Staff prepare COVID-19 Testing Stations at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service Event on January 17th, 2022 at Girard College.

FEMA Corps Staff prepare COVID-19 Testing Stations at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service Event on January 17th, 2022 at Girard College.

Black Doctor’s Consortium Founder and CEO Dr. Ala Stanford delivers a morning briefing to BDC’s clinical staff, FEMA staff and volunteers at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service at Girard College on January 17th, 2022 at Girard College.

Black Doctor’s Consortium Founder and CEO Dr. Ala Stanford delivers a morning briefing to BDC’s clinical staff, FEMA staff and volunteers at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service at Girard College on January 17th, 2022 at Girard College.

amanda.hancher Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:01

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More than $100 Million in FEMA Grants Approved for Pennsylvanians

More than $100 Million in FEMA Grants Approved for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Just four months after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for eight counties in Pennsylvania, FEMA has provided over $100 million for homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

FEMA has provided $74.7 million for housing assistance as well as $25.6 million for other needs assistance.

In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided more than $47 million in loans to 1,028 households and 73 businesses.

The National Flood Insurance Program has also paid out $80.2 million to 1,465 claimants.

This brings to a total more than $227 million in federal assistance that went directly into the hands of survivors in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties and allowed them to start on their road to recovery and return to a sense of normalcy.

These numbers are likely to increase as FEMA continues to process registrations received by the January 10, 2022 deadline.

FEMA would like to remind people that disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. This assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

valerie.amato Tue, 01/18/2022 - 20:30

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Time is Running Out to Register for FEMA Assistance

Time is Running Out to Register for FEMA Assistance

HARRISBURG, Pa. – There are just a few days left for homeowners and renters to apply for disaster assistance. Those who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the remnants of Hurricane Ida living in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Monday, Jan. 10.

There are several ways to register:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov (also in Spanish).
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Assistance from FEMA may include:

  • Funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs
  • Funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges
  • Funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles, funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, child care and other miscellaneous items

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current telephone number and mailing address
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Survivors should update their contact information as soon as possible because FEMA may need to reach them to perform a home inspection or get additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.

Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

valerie.amato Fri, 01/07/2022 - 17:26

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