High wind, flood warning issued for all of Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Corbett weighs in
- Duration 4:32
- Date Oct 29, 2012
Gov. Tom Corbett weighs in
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-- Atlantic City taking your chances when it comes to hurricane sandy all the city's casinos are closed for just the fourth time ever.
An -- orders there are impacting some 30000.
People in the meantime -- Pennsylvania National Weather Service issuing some high wind and flood warnings.
A cross in the border of Pennsylvania the -- National Guard activating hundreds of soldiers and could.
Could call it even more to to deal with the destruction left by the storm it's really something we we don't know what it's gonna look like at this time.
Tom Corbett is Pennsylvania's death or he's joining us live from Harrisburg and governor you're you're a member of the National Guard.
In your time in your experience of what what really are you preparing for an state of Pennsylvania.
Well away your right it was a member of National Guard back in 1972 we had -- indictments come through here.
So as enlist him and I had that experience that we rely upon the National Guard quite a bit we've activated 16100 members of the guard.
Indian town gap not too far from Harrisburg he uses it as -- -- our military reservation.
Equipment coming in from the federal government is there it'll be -- as -- needed across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Obviously to southeastern Pennsylvania first is the storm comes assure you that we you -- southeastern.
Test center -- you will be hit.
We work -- with our county emergency operations centers some counties to declared states of emergency -- you know and their centers.
So we will continue to work with them and that try and educate the people to take this storm as you said earlier in the show.
Very seriously this is a dangerous storm this is.
-- -- wrapped in a nor'easter and nobody has ever experienced something like that before.
So we went to people to be prepared stay home.
These high winds are very very dangerous and they're gonna be sustained for quite a bit.
We will see guests we've believe between 65 -- five miles an hour.
So we have when things we've done is we have limited truck access to the major interstates in he's treated central Pennsylvania.
Only pick up trucks are allowed on tractor trailers that are empty.
The campaign tractor trailers.
People -- motor homes there are restricted including motorcycles are restricted from.
The highway right now -- have reduced the speech on this highways to 45 miles an hour.
Having a good idea considering some of the the winds that that you're describing as a while governor you mentioned that you knew -- you know bravely.
Help in another hurricane situation after.
-- few years back and you've been a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania many people don't think the Pennsylvania.
As where hurricanes head you know have you ever really been through something like this before.
Absolutely back in June of 72 hurricane Agnes hit Pennsylvania I live day here in central Pennsylvania area the time and remember four solid days of rain by the time -- here we -- -- tropical storm.
But he created thousands and thousands actually millions and millions of dollars in damage and really affected the area for a long period of time.
Last year now is governor we -- Hurricane Irene in the southeast.
Tropical storm Lee came through here in really again billions of dollars worth of damaged in the area.
So we've learned our lessons from those storms.
Pennsylvania emergency management agency working very closely with FEMA we're prepared to counties are prepared we just when people to be -- Write in hopefully hopefully they take it though warnings Israel click here I was driving up from DC yesterday heard -- on the radio and you you mentioned something that I think it's important for -- viewers to hear guys and that you personally.
Had -- to make sure you're prepared after the hurricane has something to do with penny and hairy who are pending Harry.
-- -- To pick up some dog food.
For the the -- so.
You know we asked the people -- take care of your pets.
But also take care of yourself have the medications ready.
Have a bag if -- in the low lying areas have bag ready to go with your medications with -- -- important documents.
And make sure you have diapers and everything in place right now.
Can't forget the pets of all the things -- -- -- south -- the answer.
A member of the family I'm sure they're enjoying the governor mansion nice and dry at this time running things have -- says as the go to my note.
Am right now they're out.
If I know right now they're probably have a yard running in the -- feel -- -- -- Well that they'll like it for now we'll see how they feel and a couple hours right governor.
I governor's -- to hadn't figured if you don't think you so much for joining us we appreciate very much thank.