Corbett to survey northeastern Pennsylvania hurricane damage

    Update: So far, Corbett has declared disasters in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, among others.

    Original report: Like his New Jersey counterpart did yesterday, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett is flying over parts of the state today to survey Hurricane Irene damage.

    The guv will join state and federal emergency officials in the state chopper to fly of northeaster Pennsylvania and assess the damage. Corbett already asked President Barack Obama yesterday to declare a disaster in some counties — the first step in seeking federal disaster relief — and will keep a close eye today on Wyoming County’s Forkston community, which was evacuated.

    Chris Christie took the New Jersey chopper out yesterday.

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