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Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Depart for Texas Hurricane Harvey, National Issues, Press Release, Public Safety Annville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that six airmen from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) in Middletown, Dauphin County, departed last night to assist with communications efforts in Texas as Hurricane Harvey continues to soak the Gulf Coast.The airmen, who departed from their headquarters at Harrisburg International Airport aboard a Pennsylvania C-130 aircraft, flew to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, pending further instructions.“These airmen are part of a unique mobile communications team that will assist Texas with securing and reestablishing any downed satellite or cell phone communications systems needed for recovery efforts,” said Governor Wolf. “We wish them a safe journey as they represent Pennsylvania in assisting with the disaster in Texas. Pennsylvania is ready and willing to offer any support needs for those affected by this historic natural disaster. Our hearts go out to residents, law enforcement, responders, National Guard, PA Task Force 1 team members, and all others affected and involved.”“The 193rd Special Operations Wing has extensive experience with this type of mission and we are happy to assist our sister states when disaster strikes,” Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general said.The airmen were expected to arrive in Texas late last night. It is not known how long the team will remain in Texas. Pennsylvania is one of numerous states to receive federal activation orders from the National Guard Bureau.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and with those supporting the disaster relief efforts,” Carrelli said. August 29, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Colorado State University released its annual Atlantic hurricane season forecast yesterday, and is predicting an increase in named storms this year. 2020-04The CSU forecast calls for 16 named tropical systems, instead of the average 12, and eight of those are forecast to reach hurricane status. Four of those hurricanes are expected to be major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. The forecasters add that there’s about a 70% chance that a major hurricane will make landfall somewhere along the U.S. coast this year.Hurricane season runs from June through November. (Fort Collins, CO) — In addition to worrying about the coronavirus outbreak, be aware that we are also two months away from the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season which forecasters are predicting will be “above normal.” There are some new twists in how Colorado State University came up with its April hurricane outlook this year. The bottom line: expect a stormy season. https://t.co/Kd8NgTHINd pic.twitter.com/CY1tcA6T0F— Weather Underground (@wunderground) April 3, 2020
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Barbara WakefieldDevelopment CoordinatorCommunity Youth Services711 State Avenue NEOlympia, WA 98506(360) 918-7844bwakefield@CommunityYouthServices.orgwww.CommunityYouth.Services.org Submitted by Community Youth ServicesOnly two Western Washington non-profits were awarded federal YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth.They were Community Youth Services of Olympia’s Thurston County YouthBuild, receiving the top amount awarded of $1.1 million, and Goodwill Industries of Tacoma, which got the same amount. This is the third time CYS has earned the award.CYS partners locally with New Market Skills Center to run the program focusing on youth getting their diplomas or GEDs as well as certifications in construction and other programs. Other local partners include South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and Homes First!, a local non-profit. YouthBuild has constructed and remodeled several homes serving low income families in Thurston County.Other Washington non-profits awarded are NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane ($1.1 million) and Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington in Yakima ($1.1 million).“Our YouthBuild program, launched in summer 2009, is a model for how tax dollars turn lives around. Nearly 120 young people have benefited in our program alone, and that has a ripple effect of success for their families and peers, proving that positive investments in youth benefit not only the youth themselves, but also society as a whole,” said CYS Executive Director Charles Shelan.“The YouthBuild program has demonstrated a record of elevating the opportunities and prospects for good, middle-class jobs for thousands of young people through this nation,” said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. “These grants reflect our shared commitment to investing in the future of our nation’s youth and the belief that those investments will yield dividends for years to come.”The grants range from about $600,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 68 YouthBuild programs in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The programs will help nearly 4,600 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Along with the programs funded today, the Labor Department now actively funds 247 YouthBuild programs around the country.For more information about the national grants, click here. For more information about Community Youth Services, contact Barbara Wakefield, at the number below, or at (360) 359-6229.