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Yep, that was a Tornado.

Saturday evening Feb 25th, at approximately 5:30pm, a line of storms raged through Northern Pennsylvania and swept into the Hudson Valley. After an almost uncomfortably warm series of days, this cold front came though bringing with it hail, high winds and a tornado! A weather service team says the tornado in the Pittston Township area of Luzerne County, PA will be classified as an EF-2 with wind speeds of 120 mph. David Elmore, deputy coordinator of the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency, said about 30 homes were damaged, six seriously, in Pittston. Most people who reside in the New York Tri-State area are always a bit shocked when they hear of a tornado touching down in their backyards. Many seem to believe that tornados are simply a problem of “The Plains” …  residing in the flat Mid-West or Southern States. According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, during January, there were 138 preliminary tornado reports. This is almost four times greater than ...

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Beyond bread, milk, diapers and Duracell ... Are You REALLY Prepared?

PEOPLE FORGET... Immediately after September 11, 2001, individuals scrambled to prepare for the unexpected. We were so caught off-guard, that citizens began to squirrel away food, water, batteries and other essentials “just in case.” When Hurricane Sandy approached, residents scrambled and stocked up on frozen pizzas, milk, and flashlight batteries, only to have to toss out the spoiled and defrosted food after towns were plunged into darkness for weeks. You’ve seen it over and over. Every time a snowstorm is predicted to bury us under multiple feet of snow, the lines at Shop-Rite are out the door and a loaf of bread is nowhere to be found. We wait until we are on the edge of disaster and we “react” instead of “act.” To combat the confusion,  the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated September as: "National Prepardness Month". This specific event was created in response to the 9/11 attacks and is meant to reach out to citizens and ...

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