Saturday, November 3 2012 1:20 AM EDT2012-11-03 05:20:47 GMT
The bigger the audience -- the bigger the effort. Midstate musicians Wendy and Reese Crane are playing gigs to collect supplies and raise awareness to Hurricane Sandy relief aid. In the wake of SuperstormMore >>
The bigger the audience, the bigger the effort. Midstate musicians Wendy and Reese Crane are playing gigs to collect supplies and raise awareness of Hurricane Sandy relief aid.More >>
Friday, November 2 2012 1:52 PM EDT2012-11-02 17:52:39 GMT
Nearly 10,000 people in central Pennsylvania were without power Monday afternoon as winds picked up in advance of Hurricane Sandy.PPL reported more than 2,600 customers were without electricity as of 2More >>
Utility crews continue to make progress in returning electricity to Pennsylvanians who lost power during Hurricane Sandy.More >>
Friday, November 2 2012 1:46 PM EDT2012-11-02 17:46:39 GMT
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said about 160 state roads in south-central Pennsylvania were closed Tuesday morning because of Hurricane Sandy.PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said most affectedMore >>
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported 16 state road closures in south-central Pennsylvania Friday afternoon following Hurricane Sandy.More >>
Friday, November 2 2012 1:30 PM EDT2012-11-02 17:30:04 GMT
Governor Tom Corbett met Friday with 50 emergency medical services workers who were on their way to help New Jersey residents with their Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The governor met with the emergencyMore >>
Governor Tom Corbett met Friday with 50 emergency medical services workers who were on their way to help New Jersey residents with their Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.More >>
Thursday, November 1 2012 2:52 PM EDT2012-11-01 18:52:51 GMT
Governor Tom Corbett has announced that Pennsylvania homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy."Insurance deductibles couldMore >>
Governor Tom Corbett has announced that Pennsylvania homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.More >>
Thursday, November 1 2012 7:42 AM EDT2012-11-01 11:42:06 GMT
An 8-year-old boy was killed when a tree limb broke off and struck him, according to state police. The child was walking with his father on Bronson Hill Road near Bridgewater and New Millford TownshipsMore >>
The death of an 86-year-old Berks County man is the 12th linked to Hurricane Sandy in Pennsylvania and the fourth storm-related fatality caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from generator fumes.More >>
Wednesday, October 31 2012 1:41 PM EDT2012-10-31 17:41:46 GMT
About 200 residents in Lancaster County have been given the all clear to go back into their homes following Superstorm Sandy.They were evacuated Monday night when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat CommissionMore >>
About 200 people living downstream of Speedwell Forge Lake in Lancaster County have been given the all-clear to return to their homes.More >>
Wednesday, October 31 2012 1:02 PM EDT2012-10-31 17:02:11 GMT
The Route 74 bridge over the Little Conewago Creek in York County has been closed because of Hurricane Sandy.Northern York County Regional police said the bridge on the Dover and West Manchester townshipMore >>
PennDOT said its inspection crews have checked out the bridge that carries Route 74 over the Little Conewago Creek in Dover Township, York County and have given their okay to reopen it.More >>
Wednesday, October 31 2012 5:41 AM EDT2012-10-31 09:41:13 GMT
Professional tree trimmers are keeping very busy after the October Superstorm. Sandy really left her mark across the midstate. In one Susquehanna Township neighborhood, the storm pulled a huge tree rightMore >>
Professional tree trimmers are keeping very busy after the October Superstorm.More >>
Saturday, November 3 2012 5:32 PM EDT2012-11-03 21:32:42 GMT
The cleanup continues throughout the Midstate from Sandy, and some homeowners aren't waiting for the insurance companies. A Penbrook man took matters into his own hands Wednesday morning, hiring a HockerMore >>
The cleanup continues throughout the Midstate from Sandy, and some homeowners aren't waiting for the insurance companies.More >>
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson on Monday urged residents to brace for Hurricane Sandy and to stay safe and flexible as the storm passes through the city.
"This is an unusual storm that could do a lot of damage before it moves through our region," Thompson said in a statement. "We're prepared for the worst -- flooding in our lower lying areas, and considerable high-wind damage, with perhaps days of scattered power outages. So we ask our citizens to stay flexible, look out for each other, and prepare for the storm's lingering impact."
Thompson said the city is monitoring the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg very closely.
"We're keeping an eye on the river as well," she said. "By the end of the week, we'll have a better sense of the full extent of damage Hurricane Sandy brought to the city."
Thompson said most streets prone to flash flooding will be closed to traffic by Tuesday morning. She reminded drivers not to ignore police barricades.
"We will save you, and then we will fine you and bill you for all the costs," Thompson said.
Areas prone to flash flooding are Cameron and Maclay streets, Cameron and Calder streets, Cameron and Market streets, Cameron and Shanois streets, 7th and Maclay streets, 14th and Market streets, 17th and Arsenal streets, and 18th and Sycamore streets.
The city's Department of Public Works will collect the normal Tuesday trash route in the morning, but citizens are directed not to put trash out tonight, but bring trash cans to the curb early in the morning.