Advises State is Prepared for the Storm and Vaccine Distribution
Governor Tom Wolf today signed a proclamation of disaster emergency in anticipation of a major winter storm expected to bring as much as two feet of snow to parts of the commonwealth. Power outages are also a possibility, given the wet, heavy nature of the snow and strong winds that could bring down trees and power lines.
“Currently, models predict that the first significant winter storm in nearly a year will hit Pennsylvania tomorrow,” Gov. Wolf said during a virtual press conference today. “The commonwealth’s emergency preparedness teams have spent a great deal of time and energy over the last several months supporting efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and help the commonwealth weather this public health emergency and ensure vaccines are delivered as planned. This proclamation makes it easier for all of those involved in vaccine delivery and keeping people safe to do their jobs.”