Friday, February 12, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Hearing Called For

A local representative says he wants to hold a hearing to address the region’s preparedness for the recent snow storms.

Representative Peter Daley says many of his Washington County constituents have called his office complaining of lingering utility outages and poor travel conditions.

Daley says its seems like the region was “caught with its pants down” when two major winter storms came through the area this week. He says that’s cause for officials from many state agencies to come together and talk about their response to the blizzard.

Daley says he’ll invite local government, firefighters, and utilities, as well as the Red Cross, state officials and the National Guard.

The first of a possible series of hearings is tentatively scheduled for March 3, at the Mon Valley Technical School.

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