Corbett talks state’s preparedness for Irene

    We’ve heard a lot from New Jersey about how to prepare for Irene. Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency yesterday, and county evacuation orders followed.

    This morning, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett told Fox29 the Commonwealth is preparing, too.

    As the state works with FEMA to coordinate emergency efforts, Corbett warns residents to “pay attention” to Irene, its track and what people are saying about it. He’s worried the already sopping ground can’t handle more rain.

    And just because Pennsylvania isn’t right on the coast, doesn’t mean we won’t feel Irene’s wrath. Remember Hurricane Agnes, Corbett reminds us, caused major destruction in the Susquehanna Valley in 1972.

    He’s urging people to use ReadyPA.gov for information and to, “Listen to history.”

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